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Text Book of Biology, Vertebrata   By: (1866-1946)

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In Text Book of Biology, Vertebrata, H. G. Wells presents a comprehensive and informative exploration of the animal kingdom. This unique textbook offers a detailed examination of vertebrates, from the commonly known mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish to the lesser-known species that inhabit our planet.

One aspect that stands out in this book is the author's clear and concise writing style. Wells masterfully combines scientific rigor with engaging explanations, making even complex concepts accessible to readers of varying backgrounds. The use of numerous illustrations and diagrams further aids in understanding the intricacies of vertebrate biology.

The book is structured in a logical manner, starting with an introduction to vertebrate classification and anatomy before delving into specific groups. Each chapter covers a different category of vertebrates, presenting an overview of their characteristics, evolution, and ecological role. The inclusion of evolutionary history provides a valuable context for understanding the diversity and interconnectedness of vertebrate life.

Another notable feature of this book is the inclusion of recent scientific discoveries and research. Wells demonstrates a commitment to keeping the text up to date, incorporating new findings and insights into our understanding of vertebrates. This not only enhances the educational value of the book but also reflects the author's passion for the subject matter.

While the focus of the book is primarily scientific, Wells also highlights the importance of conservation and the impact of human activities on vertebrate populations. By emphasizing the delicate balance of ecosystems and the significance of biodiversity, he instills in readers a sense of stewardship towards the natural world.

One minor limitation of the book is the occasional use of technical terms without sufficient explanation. While this may be expected in a textbook, it might pose a challenge for readers new to the field of biology. However, this drawback is mitigated by the overall clarity and accessibility of the text.

In conclusion, Text Book of Biology, Vertebrata, offers an enlightening journey into the world of vertebrates. Wells' expertise and passion shine through in every chapter, making this book an invaluable resource for students and enthusiasts alike. Whether you are a biology student seeking a comprehensive guide or simply curious about the diversity of life on Earth, this book is a must-read.

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University Correspondence College Tutorial Series.

Text Book Of Biology.

by

H. G. Wells, Bachelor of Science, London., Fellow of the Zoological Society. Lecturer in Biology at University Tutorial College.

With An Introduction by G. B. Howes, Fellow of the Linnean Society, Fellow of the Zoological Society. Assistant Professor of Zoology, Royal College of Science, London.

Part 1. Vertebrata.

Contents

Introduction

Preface

The Rabbit 1. External Form and General Considerations 2. The Alimentary Canal of the Rabbit 3. The Circulation 4. The Amoeba, Cells and Tissue 5. The Skeleton 6. Muscle and Nerve 7. The Nervous System 8. Renal and Reproductive Organs 9. Classificatory Points 10. Questions and Exercises

The Frog 1. General Anatomy 2. The Skull of the Frog (and the Vertebrate Skull generally) 3. Questions on the Frog

The Dog Fish 1. General Anatomy 2. Questions on the Dog Fish

Amphioxus 1. Anatomy 2. The Development of Amphioxus 3. Questions on Amphioxus

Development The Development of the Frog The Development of the Fowl The Development of the Rabbit The Theory of Evolution Questions on Embryology

Miscellaneous Questions

Note on Making Comparisons

Syllabus of Practical Work

{Contents part 2}

Key for Dissection Sheets, and Abbreviations

Introduction

In the year 1884 I was invited to give tuition by correspondence, in Biology... Continue reading book >>




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