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Evolving animals : the story of our kingdom

Author: Wallace Arthur
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering all the main animal groups, from jellyfish to vertebrates, this book considers all of these questions and more. Its 30 short chapters, each written in a controversial, non-technical style and accompanied by numerous original illustrations, deal equally with the pattern and the process of evolution - with both evolutionary trees and evolutionary mechanisms. They cover diverse evolutionary themes, including:  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wallace Arthur
ISBN: 9781107049635 1107049636 9781107627956 1107627958
OCLC Number: 876833265
Description: xi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What is an animal? --
2. Before there were animals --
3. How to make a fossil --
4. The Cambrian explosion --
5. How to make a species --
6. Jellyfish and their kin --
7. How to make a tree --
8. The enigmatic urbilaterian --
9. Animal symmetry and heads --
10. A plethora of worms --
11. Trends in animal complexity --
12. Where the octopus is king --
13. How to make an animal --
14. Exoskeletons galore --
15. Extinction --
16. Mouth first, mouth second --
17. Comparing embryos --
18. Larvae, mouthparts and moulting --
19. The animal toolkit --
20. Vertebrate origins and evolution --
21. From water to land to water --
22. Variation and inheritance --
23. Evolutionary novelties --
24. Human origins and evolution --
25. Animal plasticity --
26. The nature of adaptation --
27. The direction of evolution --
28. Animal extremophiles --
29. Extraterrestrial animals? --
30. The ghost in the machine.
Responsibility: Wallace Arthur, Emeritus Professor of Zoology, National University of Ireland, Galway ; illustrations by Stephen Arthur.

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Covering all the main animal groups, from jellyfish to mammals, this book considers key questions about evolution. Its conversational, nontechnical style makes it an ideal text for beginning  Read more...
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'Wallace Arthur, a renowned evolutionary biologist, has written another of his excellent and easily approachable books introducing concepts, ideas and evidence of evolution. This new book is written Read more...

 
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