An introduction to the comparative anatomical biology of animals and plants offers eighty-three articles focusing on specific organisms and an additional ten articles discussing cell biology, genetics, and the major anatomical organ systems. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria
From Booklist: This set offers an introduction to the external and internal anatomies of 84 organisms. Included are many different life-forms, such as animals, plants, viruses, bacteria, and fungi, although the focus is on mammals. Each volume begins with a comprehensive table of contents. In addition, the first volume offers a thematic outline of the contents that arranges the articles into nine major categories.
Articles appear alphabetically by common name for the species being described and average 10 pages in length. The articles begin by detailing the taxonomy of the particular species or group of species. This information is also presented visually, usually in the form of a classification or family tree. Next, a "Featured Systems" box gives a brief outline of the article. Detailed information is then presented on the external anatomy and body systems of the organism, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory and respiratory, digestive and excretory, and reproductive systems. Ten overview articles cover various body systems, cell biology, and genetics. Each article concludes with a brief list of resources that offers both book titles and Web sites for more information. The articles are complemented by information boxes that highlight specific topics, such as genetics and evolution. Some articles also offer a "Connections" box that directs readers to other entries in the set. For example, Ant refers the reader to Honeybee in order to compare the stingers of the two.
The strength of this set is in its illustrations. More than 2,000 colorful drawings bring the subject to life. All of the illustrations include annotations that nicely complement the text. In addition, the many systems drawings are clearly labeled. The layout also lends itself to browsing for the reader with only a general interest. Volume 11 offers a comprehensive index along with indexes of behaviors, habitats, and ecology; biological classification; biological systems; geographical place-names; microbiology, cell biology, and genetics; and scientific names. Articles on the diversity of life and comparative anatomy are also found in volume 11, as are a glossary and a list of resources that includes Internet sites, books, and journals.
This set would be an asset in public and school libraries. Although the illustrations may draw younger students, the somewhat technical text makes the set more suitable for the upper level of the targeted audience of middle- and high-schoolers. Maren Ostergard
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Titolo: Animal And Plant Anatomy
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Marshall Cavendish Corporation. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0761476628I4N00
Descrizione libro Marshall Cavendish Corporation. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Codice libro della libreria G0761476628I3N00
Descrizione libro Cavendish Square Publishing, 2007. Condizione libro: Good. 2007- 11 volume reference set. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP68592646
Descrizione libro Cavendish Square Publishing, 2007. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. 2007. 11 VOLUME SET. A good ex-library set with usual library markings and an occasional smudge or small stain. Sorry, no expedited or international orders due to the weight. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world. Codice libro della libreria mon0000186958
Descrizione libro Cavendish Square Publishing, 2007. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. 2007- 11 volume reference set. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0761476628