The Dissection of Vertebrates, 2nd Edition

The Dissection of Vertebrates provides students with a manual combining pedalogical effective text with high-quality, accurate, and attractive visual references. Using a systemic approach within a systematic framework for each vertebrate, this book covers several animals commonly used in providing an anatomical transition sequence. Seven animals are covered: lamprey, shark, perch, mudpuppy, frog, pigeon and cat.

  • Winner of the NYSM Jury award for the Rock Dove Air Sacs, Lateral and Ventral Views illustration
  • Expertly rendered award-winning illustrations accompany the detailed, clear dissection direction
  • Organized by individual organism to facilitate classroom presentation
  • Offers coverage of a wide range of vertebrates
  • Full-color, strong pedagogical aids in a convenient lay-flat presentation
  • Expanded and updated features on phylogenic coverage, mudpuppy musculature and comparative mammalian skulls
  • Revision of the systemic section of the introductory chapter to maintain currency
  • Corrections to several parts of the existing text and images
  • New comparative skull sections included as part of the existing vertebrates
  • Companion site with image bank

Primary audience: 2nd or 3rd year university level comparative vertebrate anatomy courses. Such courses are usually two-semester courses, and may either be a required course or an elective. It is typically a required course for Biology and Zoology majors, as well as for some Forensics and Criminology programs, and offered as an elective for many other non-zoology science majors. The usual prerequisite is an introductory level biology course. The course is taught as a lecture with a lab. In most cases, the lab manual ie this text is required, while the textbook for lectures in recommended.

Secondary audience: Graduate students and professional researchers in vertebrate morphology, functional anatomy, paleobiology and paleontology.

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