by Edward E. Ruppert
Ruppert/Barnesâ€™ best-selling introduction to the biology of invertebrates is highly regarded for its accuracy and strong research base. This thorough revision provides a survey by animal group, emphasizing evolutionary origins, adaptive morphology and physiology, while covering anatomical ground plans and basic developmental patterns. New co-author Richard Fox brings to the revision his expertise as an ecologist, offering a good balance to Ruppert’s background as a functional morphologist. Lavish illustrations and extensive citations make the book extremely valuable as a teaching tool and reference source.
by Robert D. Barnes
Biology of the Invertebrates
by Jan Pechenik
This textbook is the most concise and readable invertebrates book in terms of detail and pedagogy (other texts do not offer boxed readings, a second color, end of chapter questions, or pronunciation guides). All phyla of invertebrates are covered (comprehensive) with an emphasis on unifying characteristics of each group.
by Claude Alvin Villee, Warren Franklin Walker, Robert D. Barnes
Synthesizes the factual and theoretical knowledge comprising modern zoology into a clear and concise text. Bibliogs