Jan A. Pechenik Biology of Invertebrates

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Biology of Invertebrates

 
9780071166232: Biology of Invertebrates

A concise volume book on invertebrates in terms of detail and pedagogy, offering boxed readings, a second colour, end of chapter questions and pronunciation guides. All phyla of invertebrates are covered, with an emphasis on unifying characteristics of each group. A feature called Defining Characteristics indicate key traits that distinguish groups from others at the same taxonomic level. There are etymology boxes for classification of terms and taxonomic summaries and taxonomic detail sections at the end of each chapter.

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Jan A. Pechenik is Professor of Biology at Tufts University, where he has been teaching and doing research since 1978. He obtained his B.A. in Zoology from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. To date he has published over 50 papers on the development and metamorphosis of marine invertebrate animals, including snails, blue mussels, crabs, barnacles, polychaetes, bryozoans, and parasitic flatworms.

Professor Pechenik has also published a successful textbook on invertebrate biology, currently in its 3rd edition, and chairs the Division of Invertebrate Zoology within the Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology (formerly the American Society of Zoologists). Committed to teaching as well as research, his highly praised book on this subject, A Short Guide to Writing About Biology, has just appeared in a fourth edition.

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