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An introductory text emphasizing evolutionary principles and zoological investigation. Part I explains living systems, and the chemistry and origins of life. Part II focuses on reproduction, development, genetics, and evolution. Part III surveys the animal phyla and the animal-like protista. Part IV compares functional systems of animals, and Part V covers ecology. Features color photos, key terms, chapter summaries and review questions, plus a glossary and a historical appendix. This tenth edition offers a three-column design and increased coverage of environmental issues.
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