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Invertebrates / Richard C. Brusca, Gary J. Brusca; il. Nancy J. Haver

Main Author Brusca, Richard C. Coauthor Brusca, Gary J. Secondary Author Haver, Nancy J. Country Estados Unidos. Edition 2nd ed Publication Sunderland, MA. : Sinauer Associates, cop. 2003 Description XIX, 936 p. : il. ; 29 cm ISBN 0-87893-097-3 CDU 592
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Invertebrates, Second Edition presents a modern survey of the 34 animal phyla (plus the Protista) and serves as both a college course text and a reference on invertebrate biology. Thorough and up-to-date, it is organized around the themes of bauplans (body plans) and evolution (phylogenetics). Each phylum is organized in a standardized fashion, treating the systematics, bauplan (support and movement, feeding and digestion, circulation and gas exchange, excretion and osmoregulation, nervous system, reproduction and development), and phylogeny. Detailed classifications, phylogenetic trees, and references for all phyla are provided. Tables summarize each phylum's defining attributes. The text is accompanied by an abundance of detailed line drawings and-new to this edition-color photographs.

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Another in a collection of good books on invertebrate zoology to appear in the past five years. Three themes are developed: functional body plan (Bauplan), developmental patterns and life history strategies, and evolutionary and phylogenetic relationships. The first four chapters relate to basic biological parameters as a way of introduction to invertebrates. Each major taxon or group of smaller taxa is covered in a separate chapter. The Bruscas write authoratively, use numerous illustrations (both line drawings and photographs), and include helpful reference lists and a comprehensive index. The book's usefulness would be enhanced further with the inclusion of a glossary. Individual workers may challenge specific taxonomic categories, the placement of a particular taxon phylogenetically, or the relative evolutionary importance of a given form. However, the Bruscas will give students another excellent perspective on the facinating world of invertebrates. Highly recommended for libraries serving programs on invertebrate biology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. -P. E. Lutz, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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