Feeding Form, Function, and Evolution in Tetrapod Vertegrates
- List Price: $255.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Academic Pr
- Publish date: 06/01/2000
As the first four-legged vertebrates, called tetrapods, crept up along the shores of ancient primordial seas, feeding was among the most paramount of their concerns. Looking back into the mists of evolutionary time, fish-like ancestors can be seen transformed by natural selection and other evolutionary pressures into animals with feeding habitats as varied as an anteater and a whale. From frog to pheasant and salamander to snake, every lineage of tetrapods has evolved unique feeding anatomy and behavior.
Similarities in widely divergent tetrapods vividly illustrate their shared common ancestry. At the same time, numerous differences between and among tetrapods document the power and majesty that comprises organismal evolutionary history.
Feeding: Form, Function, and Evolution in Tetrapod Vertebrates is a detailed survey of the varied ways that land vertebrates acquire food. The functional anatomy and the control of complex and dynamic structural components are recurrent themes of this volume. Luminaries in the discipline of feeding biology have joined forces to create a book certain to stimulate future studies of animal anatomy and behavior.
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0126325901 Good+; Hardcover; Withdrawn library copy with the standard library
0126325901 Good+; Hardcover; Withdrawn library copy with the standard library markings; Light wear to the covers; Library stamps to the endpapers; Text pages are clean & unmarked; Binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Large Format (Quatro, 10.75"-11.75" tall); 2000, Academic Press; 537 pages; "Feeding: Form, Function and Evolution in Tetrapod Vertebrates, " by Kurt Schwenk.