Exercises for the Zoology Laboratory, 4e

By David G. Smith  •  
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Print ISBN  9781617317767
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This black-and-white laboratory manual is designed to provide a broad, one-semester introduction to zoology. The manual contains observational and investigative exercises that explore the anatomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology of the major invertebrate and vertebrate groups. This manual is designed to be used in conjunction with Van De Graaff’s Photographic Atlas for the Zoology Laboratory, 8e.

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  • Chapters begin with objectives to focus students' attention on essential material.
  • Each exercise contains materials lists of specimens and other supplies needed.
  • Procedures are numbered chronologically and set off from the main text.
  • Glossary terms are boldface throughout the book to highlight their significance and facilitate review.
  • Tables are used throughout each chapter to concisely summarize information presented in the text and serve as convenient references.
  • "Check Your Progress" questions following each major section allow students to gain confidence in their understanding of the material before proceeding.
  • Each chapter ends with a series of "Questions for Review" to reinforce key concepts and objectives.
  • A comprehensive glossary containing definitions of key terms is provided for quick reference.

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  • The Instructor's Manual contains:
    • suggested completion times
    • materials lists for all labs
    • answers to all questions
What's New in this Edition
  • Additional chapter on taxonomy and systematics
  • Additional chapter on jawless fishes
  • Additional content on ctenophores and rotifers
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Laboratory Safety
Chapter 2: Animal Cells and Tissues
Chapter 3: Reproduction and Development
Chapter 4: Taxonomy and Systematics
Chapter 5: Animal-Like Protists
Chapter 6: Porifera
Chapter 7: Cnidaria and Ctenophora
Chapter 8: Platyhelminthes
Chapter 9: Nematoda and Rotifera
Chapter 10: Mollusca
Chapter 11: Annelida
Chapter 12: Arthropoda
Chapter 13: Echinodermata
Chapter 14: Chordata: Subphyla Urochordata and Cephalochordata
Chapter 15: Petromyzontida
Chapter 16: Actinopterygii
Chapter 17: Amphibia
Chapter 18: Reptilia
Chapter 19: Aves
Chapter 20: Mammalia
About the Author

David G. Smith

David G. Smith received his B.S. in biological sciences from Clemson University in 1992 and his M.S. in zoology from the University of Oklahoma in 1995, where he taught zoology labs for six years. He accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Richmond as the Director of Biology Laboratories and taught laboratory courses there for another four years. David coauthored his first zoology laboratory manual in 1996, launching a writing career that has spanned more than a decade and has produced six zoology lab manuals and dissection guides, four of which have gone into multiple new editions. He has since moved out of the classroom to concentrate his efforts on authoring educational materials that are designed to improve the quality of the laboratory experience for zoology students.

Instructor Resources

The Instructor's Manual contains suggested completion times, materials lists for all labs, and answers to all questions.