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Zoology by R Dorit

"1136 pages"


"I would recommend this book to any degree course biologist"

Zoology  by R Dorit

A survey of this diverse field for a one- or two-term introductory zoology course. Comprehensive, flexible and accessible, the text is derived from the highly successful General Zoology 6/e. Evolution is emphasized at the very beginning in discussions of molecular and cell biology. A systems/classification organization and emphasis on "predictive value" reinforce the evolutionary theme, and four-colour illustrations enhance the value of detailed drawings.

  • The Basis of Zoology, Modern Biology and Evolution. 

  • The Molecules and Origin of Life. 

  • Genetics and Evolution

  • Animal Form and Function. 

  • Body Covering, Support, And Movement. 

  • Digestion and Nutrition. 

  • Cellular Respiration, Gas Exchange, And Metabolic Rates. 

  • Internal Transport. The Immune System. 

  • Embryonic Development. 

  • Animal Diversity. Taxonomy, Phylogeny and the Origin and Evolution of the Animal Kingdom.

  • Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Primates and Human Evolution.

  • Interactions of Organisms and Their Enviroment. 

  • Population Ecology. 

  • Communities and Ecosystems. 


A very comprehensive book - I have used this book in conjunction with an Open University degree course. It has provided extremely detailed but understandable supplementary readings and explanations. I would recommend this book to any degree course biologist, and is still a readable book for other interested people. Many useful illustrations, tables, colour plates etc.


Interesting and good! - this book is interesting, and gives what it needs to get an in depth introduction to zoology. All animal classes are covered, with a lot of brilliant illustrations.

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