Patterns of Vertebrate Biology

  • E. W. JamesonJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Phylogenetic Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. W. Jameson Jr.
      Pages 3-21
    3. E. W. Jameson Jr.
      Pages 22-31
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      Pages 32-71
    5. E. W. Jameson Jr.
      Pages 72-100
  3. Individual Environmental Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. E. W. Jameson Jr.
      Pages 103-120
    3. E. W. Jameson Jr.
      Pages 121-145
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      Pages 146-186
    5. E. W. Jameson Jr.
      Pages 187-222
  4. Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. E. W. Jameson Jr.
      Pages 225-256
    3. E. W. Jameson Jr.
      Pages 257-292
  5. Population Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. E. W. Jameson Jr.
      Pages 295-350
    3. E. W. Jameson Jr.
      Pages 351-383
    4. E. W. Jameson Jr.
      Pages 384-407
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 408-477

About this book

Introduction

This book grew from a series of lectures on vertebrate natural history. The topics have been developed over a period of nearly 30 years, and today scarcely resemble the original subject matter. The progress is primarily technical. Some concepts provide a synthetic framework for viewing much modern research, but many of these concepts either date from Darwin or have developed from obser­ vations of later students. Animal science courses follow a sequential pattern in which there are three discrete levels of undergraduate instruction. Initially, students study subject mat­ ter contained in such courses as biology and general zoology. These courses intro­ duce students to animal phylogeny, basic plans of morphology and certain phys­ iological aspects; incidental to these subjects the student acquires a broad zoological vocabulary. At the other end of the academic spectrum are courses that emphasize synthe­ sis and theory: evolution, zoogeography, behavior and ecology are important courses whose role is to explore the relationships of various aspects of the physical and biological world. In these courses theory and analysis prevail. They are not, however, essentially "subject matter" courses with distinct bodies of knowledge.

Keywords

Biology Patterns Wirbeltiere development morphology phylogeny zoology

Authors and affiliations

  • E. W. JamesonJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-8103-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8105-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-8103-7
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