The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

The Animal Kingdom A Very Short Introduction The animal world is immensely diverse and our understanding of it has been greatly enhanced by molecular biology and the study of evolution and development evo devo Moreover groundbreaking research

  • Title: The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Peter Holland
  • ISBN: 9780199593217
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • The animal world is immensely diverse, and our understanding of it has been greatly enhanced by molecular biology and the study of evolution and development evo devo Moreover, groundbreaking research on genes, and especially key families of genes such as the Homeobox genes which control the development of body plans, has led to radical changes in the classification ofThe animal world is immensely diverse, and our understanding of it has been greatly enhanced by molecular biology and the study of evolution and development evo devo Moreover, groundbreaking research on genes, and especially key families of genes such as the Homeobox genes which control the development of body plans, has led to radical changes in the classification of animals In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Holland presents a cutting edge tour of the animal kingdom, providing an authoritative summary of the modern view of animal life, its origins, and the new classification resulting from DNA studies Beginning with the definition of animals not obvious in biological terms , Holland takes the reader through the revolutionary new high level groupings of animals phyla based on evolutionary relationships and ancestry Ranging from corals and sponges to nematodes, sea squirts, and vertebrates, and illuminating many key topics in zoology, this fascinating, brief overview will be of great value to all students of the life sciences as well as providing a concise summary for the interested lay reader.

    131 Comment

    • Mohammed-Makram says:

      من أنت أيها الإنسان؟ و من أين جئت أيها الحيوان الواعى و كيف ترى نفسك الأن بعد مليون سنة من عمرك التقريبى؟هل تغضب اذا افترض احدهم ان جدك كان دودة او جدتك قربة ماء ام ان الغضب ينتابك اذا فقط قيل انك تنحدر من نسل القردة العليا؟بترجمة اكثر من رائعة و تلخيص علمى واعى يشرح لنا الكاتب [...]

    • Iman El-shamekh says:

      المصطلحات العلمية كانت يجب أن تذكر كما هي لا أن تُعرب.

    • Ali Alamer says:

      كتاب ممتع في حال كنت تمتلك خلفية جيدة في هذا الموضوع، يعيب الترجمة أنها لا تضع المفردات الإنجليزية أو اللاتينية الأصلية.

    • Grrlscientist says:

      Did you know that the most resilient animals on earth can survive temps from -200°C to +150°C? (Incidentally, these are also considered to be amongst the cutest of all animals.) Which evolutionary innovation allowed the beetles to evolve such a fabulous diversity of species? How many times have invertebrates and vertebrates colonised land? What dramatic event can be seen only in the DNA of vertebrates? Did you know that fish and reptiles can’t be separated into their own groups simply based [...]

    • Mohammed says:

      تظن أنك تعرف الكثير عن الحيوانات و فصائلها حتى يصفعك هدا الكتاب الصغير بصفحاته القليلة!!فتعرف أنك لا تعرف إلا بعض الثدييات و الحشرات!! كتاب جميل خفيف يمكن قراءته بجلسة أو إثنتين لا أكثرلغة جميلة و معلومات حديثة و معاصرة ولو أني أعيب على الترجمة التقوقع واستخدام التعريب القسر [...]

    • مريم جادالله says:

      4/5 والنجمة الناقصة لعدم وضع المصطلحات الإنجليزية كتاب ممتع في جميع الأحوال.

    • Laura Cooper says:

      I took his course based on this book and in the last lecture he got a standing ovation, it was adorable. An up-to-date taste of modern zoology, hopefully spurring a greater appetite for the subject.

    • Bojan Tunguz says:

      Animals are one of the most familiar and ubiquitous mental categories. They surround all of us, whether they are minuscule flies or oversize pets, and the human history would have been unimaginably different without our oversize reliance on animals. Aside from our daily experience, we learn about animals in school, but unless we end up majoring in biology very few of us go through the trouble of learning about these creatures on a deeper and more systematic level.In "The Animal Kingdom: A Very S [...]

    • Keeko says:

      Fascinating information and lots of it. It's great to find a book where the author makes technical information easy to understand and fun to read.

    • Dstephenc says:

      fascinating

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