Animal and Plant Anatomy

Animal and Plant Anatomy

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An introduction to the comparative anatomical biology of animals and plants offers eighty-three articles focusing on specific organisms and an additional ten articles discussing cell biology, genetics, and the major anatomical organ systems.

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Aimed at a young adult audience, this 11-volume reference set provides an introduction to the comparative anatomical biology of animals and plants in the form of 83 articles focusing on specific organisms--including, for the purposes of example, albatross, bacteria, coelacanth, earthworm, human, jellyfish, marsh grass, mushroom, porcupine, sea horse, tarantula, venus flytrap, virus, wildebeest, and zebra--and a further ten articles discussing cell biology and genetics and the major anatomical organ systems. The former articles offer general discussion of the anatomy and taxonomy of the particular species and separate discussions of its external and internal anatomy and its major organic systems (although the articles on plants and invertebrates typically discuss all aspects of internal anatomy together). The latter overview articles provide more detailed, but general, information on the biological functioning of the various organic systems. The articles are copiously illustrated with color anatomical drawings and a significant number of color photographs showing external anatomy, microscope images, and the like. They also contain information boxes that may focus on a particular anatomical detail, offer comparative perspectives on other species, or look at predator and prey relationships. The final volume contains two articles on biological diversity and the study of anatomy, a glossary, and a guide to print and Internet resources. It also contains a comprehensive index and six specialist indexes covering behavior, habitats, and ecology; biological classification; biological systems; geographical place-names; microbiology, cell biology, and genetics; and scientific names. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York ; Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish Reference, c2007
Description: 11 v. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9780761476627
Branch Call Number: j571.3 Ani
Additional Contributors: Marshall Cavendish Corporation


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