The Invertebrates: A Synthesis

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R. S. K. Barnes
Wiley, Oct 8, 2001 - Science - 497 pages
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The majority of undergraduate texts in invertebrate zoology (of which there are many) fall into one of two categories. They either offer a systematic treatment of groups of animals phylum by phylum, or adopt a functional approach to the various anatomical and physiological systems of the better known species. The Invertebrates is the first and only textbook to integrate both approaches and thus meet the modern teaching needs of the subject.

  • This is the only invertebrate textbook to integrate systematics and functional approaches.
  • The molecular systematics sections have been completely updated for the new edition.
  • Strong evolutionary theme which reflects the importance of molecular techniques throughout.
  • Distills the essential characteristics of each invertebrate group and lists diagnostic features to allow comparisons between phyla. New phyla have been added for the new edition.
  • Stresses comparisons in physiology, reproduction and development.
  • Improved layout and illustration quality.
  • Second edition has sold 14000 copies.

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The Invertebrates - a Synthesis, Third Edition
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The Invertebrates - Blackwell Online
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Review: Biology sticks to the basic text - 25 September 1993 - New ...
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An Introduction to the Invertebrates - Cambridge University Press
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Fall 1995
Fall 2002. INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY. Instructors: Eric Sanford and Mark Bertness, tas Caitlin Mullan and Chris Siddon. Lecture text: Invertebrate Zoology, ... Courses/ Bio_41/ syllabus.doc

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The Animal Kingdom
The Invertebrates, a new synthesis. by Barnes, rsk, Calow, P. and Olive, pjw (1988) Blackwell Scientific, London ISBN=0 632 01638 8 ... insects/ intro.html

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Barnes attended the University of Cambridge, UK.

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