Vertebrate Life (7th Edition)

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This reader-friendly, best-selling exploration of vertebrate life focuses on how vertebrates work, integrating ecology, behavior, anatomy, and physiology in an evolutionary context. Shows readers how animals work and how they got to be the way they are. Provides information about conservation and endangered species status; stresses the importance of good biological information for management and legislation. Features extensive and up-to-date citations of the original literature. Emphasizes conservation throughout: includes application of basic biological information about organisms in programs of captive husbandry and management of threatened and endangered species; provides examples of successes and failure in these areas; includes speculative proposals for further applications. Offers a Companion Website that contains up-to-date links for each chapter. A fascinating reference for anyone interested in the evolution of life on earth.

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This best-selling text has been widely praised for its comprehensive coverage and clear writing style. Vertebrate Life is the only textbook that integrates the ecology, behavior, morphology and physiology of vertebrates in a phylogenetic context. It focuses on how animals work and the consequences--in ecological and evolutionary time-- of working one way versus another. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the discipline.

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The eagerly anticipated revision of Herpetology by Pough, Andrews, Cadle, Crump, Savitzky, and Wells is available in a third edition. Herpetology presents a comprehensive picture of amphibians and reptiles and their important roles in modern ecosystems. The new edition features full-color photos and species maps, a new chapter on biogeography, and expanded treatment of conservation.

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