The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

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The animal world is immensely diverse, and our understanding of it has been greatly enhanced by analysis of DNA and the study of evolution and development ('evo-devo'). In this Very Short Introduction Peter Holland presents a modern tour of the animal kingdom. Beginning with the definition of animals (not obvious in biological terms), he takes the reader through the high-level groupings of animals (phyla) and new views on their evolutionary relationships based on molecular data, together with an overview of the biology of each group of animals. The phylogenetic view is central to zoology today and the volume will be of great value to all students of the life sciences, as well as providing a concise summary for the interested general reader.

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Peter Holland is Linacre Professor of Zoology and Head of the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. After a degree in Zoology and a PhD in Genetics he has spent the last 20 years undertaking research into the evolution of the animal kingdom, focussing primarily on the genetic and developmental differences between animal groups. He has published over 150 research papers on animal development and evolution.

Contenuti:

  • 1: What is an animal?
  • 2: Animal phyla
  • 3: The evolutionary tree of animals
  • 4: Basal animals: corals, sponges and jellyfish
  • 5: The bilaterians: building a body
  • 6: Lophotrochozoa: wondrous worms
  • 7: Ecdysozoa: insects and nematodes
  • 8: Deuterostomes I: starfish, sea squirts and amphioxus
  • 9: Deuterostomes II: the rise of vertebrates
  • 10: Deuterostomes III: vertebrates on land
  • 11: Enigmatic animals
  • Further reading

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