Vertebrate Life, 9th Edition
©2013 |Pearson | Out of print
F. Harvey Pough, Rochester Institute of Technology
Christine M. Janis, Brown University
John B. Heiser, Cornell University
©2013 |Pearson | Out of print
I. VERTEBRATE DIVERSITY, FUNCTION, AND EVOLUTION
1. The Diversity, Classification, and Evolution of Vertebrates
2. Vertebrate Relationships and Basic Structure
3. Early Vertebrates: Jawless Vertebrates and the Origin of Jawed Vertebrates
II. NON-AMNIOTIC VERTEBRATES: FISHES AND AMPHIBIANS
4. Living in Water
5. Radiation of the Chondrichthyes
6. Dominating Life in Water: The Major Radiation of Fishes
7. Geography and Ecology of the Paleozoic Era
8. Living on Land
9. Origin and Radiation of Tetrapods
10. Salamanders, Anurans, and Caecilians
III. SAUROSPIDA: TURTLES, LEPIDOSAURS, AND ARCHOSAURS
11. Synapsids and Sauropsids: Two Approaches to Terrestrial Life
13. The Lepidosaurs: Tuatara, Lizards, and Snakes
14. Ectothermy: A Low-Cost Approach to Life
15. Geography and Ecology of the Mesozoic Era
16. Mesozoic Diapsids: Dinosaurs, Crocodilians, Birds, and Others
17. Avian Specializations
IV. SYNAPSIDA: THE MAMMALS
18. The Synapsida and the Evolution of Mammals
19. Geography and Ecology of the Cenozoic Era
20. Mammalian Diversity and Characteristics
21. Mammalian Specializations
22. Endothermy: A High-Energy Approach to Life
23. Body Size, Ecology, and Sociality of Mammals
24. Primate Evolution and the Emergence of Humans
25. The Impact of Humans on Other Species of Vertebrates
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F. Harvey Pough began his biological career at the age of fourteen when he and his sister studied the growth and movements of a population of eastern painted turtles in Rhode Island. His research now focuses on organismal biology, blending physiology, morphology, behavior, and ecology in an evolutionary perspective. Undergraduate students regularly participate in his research, and are coauthors of many of his publications. He especially enjoys teaching undergraduates and has taught courses in vertebrate zoology, functional ecology, herpetology, environmental physiology, and the organismal biology of humans. Currently he is teaching a year-long introductory biology course. He has published more than a hundred papers reporting the results of field and laboratory studies of turtles, snakes, lizards, frogs, and tuatara that have taken him to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and the Caribbean as well as most parts of the United States. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Past-President of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
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