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Title:
Animal sciences
Author:
Cobb, Allan B.
Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan Reference USA : Gale Group/Thomson Learning, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
4 volumes : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. A-Crep -- v. 2. Cret-Hab -- v. 3. Hab-Pep -- v. 4. Per-Zoo.
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ISBN:
9780028655567

9780028655574

9780028655581

9780028655598

9780028655604
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Animal Sciences brings together a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. In addition to covering biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists in the field, and ethical issues, such as the practice of animal experimentation, it also covers careers in the animal sciences.


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Booklist Review

This encyclopedia set, part of the Macmillan Science Library series, is designed to accommodate middle-school students through college undergraduates. The work contains approximately 300 signed entries on a variety of topics relating to animal science, including animal development, functions, behavior, ecology, and evolution. The connection between animals and humans is also explored in entries such as Animal testing,Apiculture,and Domestic animals. Also included are biographies of noted scientists who have made "significant contributions" to the field (for example, Henry Walter Bates, Rachel Carson, Gregor Mendel) as well as introductions to career opportunities in the related disciplines. Articles appear in alphabetical order and range in length from several paragraphs to several pages. All are accompanied by see alsoreferences and further reading suggestions (including Web sites). Each volume begins with a complete table of contents, a geological time scale, five- and six-kingdom classification comparisons, a phylogenetic tree of life, and a chart of measurements, abbreviations, and conversions. Each concludes with a topic outline, an index (volume 4 contains a cumulative index), and a 600-plus-word glossary. Articles are clear and well written, and the appealing layout includes many colorful photographs, diagrams, and sidebars. Words highlighted in the text are defined in page margins (in addition to the glossary). This set contains sufficient information to serve the needs of a variety of student users and will appeal to the casual browser as well. Attractive and informative, it is highly recommended and would serve junior- or senior-high-school, general undergraduate, and public libraries well. RBB.


Table of Contents

Volume 1 Prefacep. V
Geological Time Scalep. VII
Comparison of the Five- and Six-Kingdom Classification of Organismsp. VIII
Phylogenetic Tree of Lifep. IX
Measurements and Abbreviationsp. X
List of Contributorsp. XII
Absorptionp. 1
Acoustic Signalsp. 3
Adaptationp. 6
African Cichlid Fishesp. 8
Aggressionp. 10
Agnathap. 13
Allometryp. 14
Altruismp. 17
Amphibiap. 19
Animalp. 23
Animal Rightsp. 24
Animal Testingp. 28
Annelidap. 30
Antibodyp. 33
Antlers and Hornsp. 35
Apiculturep. 36
Aposematismp. 38
Aquaculturep. 41
Aristotlep. 44
Arthropodap. 46
Avesp. 52
Bailey, Florence Augusta Merriamp. 57
Bates, Henry Walterp. 58
Behaviorp. 59
Behavioral Ecologyp. 62
Binomial (Linnaean System)p. 64
Biodiversityp. 65
Bioethicsp. 69
Biogeographyp. 73
Biological Evolutionp. 74
Biological Pest Controlp. 78
Biomassp. 82
Biomechanicsp. 83
Biomesp. 85
Biometryp. 93
Biotic Factorsp. 95
Bloodp. 97
Body Cavitiesp. 99
Body Planp. 105
Bonep. 110
Burgess Shale and Ediacaran Faunasp. 112
Cambrian Explosionp. 115
Cambrian Periodp. 118
Camouflagep. 120
Cancerp. 122
Carboniferousp. 126
Carson, Rachelp. 128
Cartilagep. 129
Catadromous--Diadromous and Anadromous Fishesp. 130
Cell Divisionp. 133
Cellsp. 135
Cephalizationp. 137
Cephalochordatap. 140
Cestodap. 141
Chitinp. 142
Chondricthyesp. 144
Chordatap. 147
Circadian Rhythmp. 149
Circulatory Systemp. 151
Classification Systemsp. 153
Cnidariap. 154
Coevolutionp. 157
Colonizationp. 162
Communicationp. 163
Community Ecologyp. 166
Comparative Biologyp. 170
Competitionp. 172
Competitive Exclusionp. 175
Conservation Biologyp. 176
Constraints on Animal Developmentp. 178
Continental Driftp. 180
Convergencep. 184
Courtshipp. 185
Crepuscularp. 189
Photo and Illustration Creditsp. 191
Glossaryp. 195
Topic Outlinep. 221
Volume One Indexp. 227
Volume 2 Cretaceousp. 1
Cultures and Animalsp. 3
Darwin, Charlesp. 10
DDTp. 11
Defensep. 13
Devonianp. 16
Diamond, Jaredp. 17
Digestionp. 18
Digestive Systemp. 20
Dinosaursp. 23
Diurnalp. 26
Diversity of Major Groupsp. 26
Domestic Animalsp. 27
Dominance Hierarchyp. 30
Drosophilap. 33
Echinodermatap. 35
Echolocationp. 37
Ecologistp. 40
Ecologyp. 41
Ecosystemp. 45
Eggp. 48
Elton, Charles Sutherlandp. 51
Embryologyp. 52
Embryonic Developmentp. 53
Endangered Speciesp. 61
Endocrine Systemp. 64
Endosymbiosisp. 68
Entomologyp. 71
Environmentp. 73
Environmental Degradationp. 74
Environmental Impactp. 78
Environmental Lawyerp. 82
Ethologyp. 82
Eukaryotap. 83
Evolutionary Stable Strategyp. 85
Excretory and Reproductive Systemsp. 87
Exotic Speciesp. 90
Expenditure Per Progenyp. 95
Extinctionp. 97
Extremophilep. 102
Farmerp. 104
Farmingp. 104
Fausto-Sterling, Annep. 109
Feedingp. 110
Feeding Strategiesp. 113
Fertilizationp. 116
Fitnessp. 118
Flightp. 120
Food Webp. 126
Foraging Strategiesp. 129
Fossey, Dianp. 131
Fossil Fuelsp. 132
Fossil Recordp. 135
Functional Morphologistp. 136
Functional Morphologyp. 137
Genesp. 139
Genetic Engineeringp. 146
Genetic Variation in a Populationp. 151
Genetically Engineered Foodsp. 155
Geneticistp. 157
Geneticsp. 158
Geological Time Scalep. 162
Gillsp. 163
Gliding and Parachutingp. 165
Global Warmingp. 166
Goodall, Janep. 170
Gould, Steven Jayp. 172
Growth And Differentiation of the Nervous Systemp. 173
Habitatp. 177
Habitat Lossp. 179
Photo and Illustration Creditsp. 187
Glossaryp. 191
Topic Outlinep. 217
Volume Two Indexp. 223
Volume 3 Habitat Restorationp. 1
Haeckel's Law of Recapitulationp. 5
Haldane, J. B. S.p. 6
Herpetologyp. 7
Heterochronyp. 8
Home Rangep. 11
Homeostasisp. 12
Homologyp. 15
Hormonesp. 16
Horse Trainerp. 19
Horsesp. 20
Human-Animal Conflictsp. 24
Human Commensals and Mutual Organismsp. 29
Human Evolutionp. 32
Human Populationsp. 38
Hunter-Gatherersp. 43
Huntingp. 45
Icthyologyp. 48
Imprintingp. 49
Instinctp. 51
Interspecies Interactionsp. 54
Iteroparity and Semelparityp. 56
Jurassicp. 59
K/T Boundaryp. 61
Keratinp. 62
Keystone Speciesp. 64
Kingdoms of Lifep. 66
Lamarck, Jean-Baptistep. 69
Leakey, Louis and Maryp. 70
Learningp. 71
Levi-Montalcini, Ritap. 73
Life History Strategiesp. 74
Linnaeus, Carolusp. 77
Livestock Managerp. 78
Living Fossilsp. 78
Locomotionp. 82
Lorenz, Konradp. 91
MacArthur, Robertp. 92
Malariap. 93
Malthus, Thomas Robertp. 98
Mammaliap. 99
Marine Biologistp. 104
Mayr, Ernstp. 105
Medical Doctorp. 107
Mendel, Gregorp. 107
Mesenchymep. 109
Metamorphosisp. 111
Metazoanp. 113
Migrationp. 116
Mimicryp. 121
Modern Synthesisp. 123
Molecular Biologistp. 125
Molecular Biologyp. 126
Molecular Systematicsp. 127
Molluskap. 130
Moltingp. 134
Morphological Evolution in Whalesp. 136
Morphologyp. 139
Mouth, Pharynx, and Teethp. 140
Muscular Systemp. 142
Museum Curatorp. 145
Natural Resourcesp. 146
Natural Selectionp. 149
Nematodap. 150
Nervous Systemp. 153
Neuronp. 159
Nocturnalp. 162
Oligocenep. 163
Ontogenyp. 165
Ordovicianp. 166
Osteicthyesp. 167
Paleontologistp. 172
Paleontologyp. 174
Parasitismp. 175
Pasteur, Louisp. 180
PCRp. 181
Peppered Mothp. 185
Photo and Illustration Creditsp. 189
Glossaryp. 193
Topic Outlinep. 219
Volume Three Indexp. 225
Volume 4 Permianp. 1
Pesticidep. 3
Phylogenetic Relationships of Major Groupsp. 6
Phylogenetics Systematicsp. 7
Physiologistp. 9
Physiologyp. 9
Planktonp. 12
Platyhelmithesp. 13
Pleistocenep. 14
Pollutionp. 17
Population Dynamicsp. 25
Populationsp. 30
Poriferap. 34
Predationp. 36
Primatesp. 39
Prokaryotap. 42
Quaternaryp. 44
Reproduction, Asexual and Sexualp. 46
Reptiliap. 48
Respirationp. 52
Respiratory Systemp. 55
Rotiferap. 59
Scales, Feathers and Hairp. 60
Scientific Illustratorp. 63
Selective Breedingp. 64
Sense Organsp. 67
Serial Homologyp. 71
Service Animal Trainerp. 73
Sexual Dimorphismp. 74
Sexual Selectionp. 76
Shellsp. 80
Silent Springp. 82
Silurianp. 83
Simpson, George Gaylordp. 85
Skeletonsp. 86
Social Animalsp. 89
Socialityp. 94
Sociobiologyp. 96
Spontaneous Generationp. 97
Stevens, Nettie Mariap. 98
Sustainable Agriculturep. 99
Systematistp. 102
Taxonomistp. 103
Taxonomyp. 104
Territorialityp. 106
Tertiaryp. 107
Tetropods--From Water to Landp. 110
Threatened Speciesp. 113
Tool Usep. 114
Transportp. 117
Trematodap. 122
Triassicp. 124
Trophic Levelp. 126
Turbellariap. 129
Urochordatap. 130
Vertebratap. 131
Veterinarianp. 134
Virusesp. 135
Visionp. 138
Vocalizationp. 141
Von Baer's Lawp. 143
Wallace, Alfredp. 145
Water Economy in Desert Organismsp. 146
Wild Game Managerp. 149
Wildlife Biologistp. 151
Wildlife Photographerp. 152
Wilson, E. O.p. 154
Xenopusp. 155
Zoological Parksp. 158
Zoologistp. 162
Zooplanktonp. 163
Photo and Illustration Creditsp. 167
Glossaryp. 171
Topic Outlinep. 197
Cumulative Indexp. 203

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