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Part One: Biological Principles

1. Zoology: An Evolutionary and Ecological Perspective

2. Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems of Animals

3. Cell Division and Inheritance

4. Evolution: History and Evidence

5. Evolution and Gene Frequencies

6. Ecology: Preserving the Animal Kingdom

Part Two: Animal-Like Protists and Animalia

7. Animal Classification, Phylogeny, and Organization

8. Animal-like Protists: The Protozoa

9. Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization

10. The Triploblastic, Acoelomate Body Plan

11. Molluscan Success

12. Annelida: The Metameric Body Form

13. The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminthes (Lophotrochozoan and Ecdysozoan Phyla)

14. The Arthropods: Blueprint for Success

15. The Hexapods and Myriapods: Terrestrial Triumphs

16. The Echinoderms

17. Hemichordata and Invertebrate Chordates

18. The Fishes: Vertebrate Success in Water

19. Amphibians: The First Terrestrial Vertebrates

20. Reptiles: Nonavian Diapsid Amniotes

21. Birds: Reptiles by Another name

22. Mammals: Synapsid Amniotes

Part Three: Form and Function: A Comparative Perspective

23. Protection, Support, and Movement

24. Communication I: Nervous and Sensory Systems

25. Communication II: The Endocrine System and Chemical Messages

26. Circulation and Gas Exchange

27. Nutrition and Digestion

28. Temperature and Body Fluid Regulation

29. Reproduction and Development

30. The Chemical Basis of Animal Life

31. Energy and Enzymes: Life’s Driving and Controlling Forces

32. How Animals Harvest Energy Stored in Nutrients

33. Embryology

34. Animal Behavior