Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution 6th Edition

By Kenneth Kardong

Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution 6th Edition PDF is designed for an upper-level majors course. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy. Vertebrate groups are organized phylogenetically, and their systems discussed within such a context. Morphology is foremost, but the author has developed and integrated an understanding of function and evolution into the discussion of anatomy of the various systems.

Table of Contents

Chapter One Introduction

Chapter 2 Origin of Chordates

Chapter 3 The Vertebrate Story

Chapter 4 Biological Design

Chapter 5 Life History

Chapter 6 Integument

Chapter 7 Skeletal System: The Skull

Chapter 8 Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton

Chapter 9 Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton

Chapter 10 The Muscular System

Chapter 11 The Respiratory System

Chapter 12 The Circulatory System

Chapter 13 The Digestive System

Chapter 14 The Urogenital System

Chapter 15 The Endocrine System

Chapter 16 The Nervous System

Chapter 17 Sensory Organs

Chapter 18 Conclusions

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