Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution
2008, 5th. Edition.
by Kenneth Kardong (Author)
Pages: 800 pages
Edition: 5 edition (August 27, 2008)
This one-semester text is designed for an upper-level majors course. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy. Vertebrate groups are organized phylogenetically, and their systems discussed within such a context. Morphology is foremost, but the author has developed and integrated an understanding of function and evolution into the discussion of anatomy of the various systems.