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Title A dictionary of zoology / edited by Michael Allaby
Edition Third edition
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009


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Description 689 pages : illustrations, plans ; 20 cm
Series Oxford paperback reference
Oxford paperback reference.
Contents DICTIONARY OF ZOOLOGY; Endangered animals; The universal genetic code; Geologic time-scale; SI units
Summary This best-selling dictionary is the most comprehensive and up-to-date of its kind, containing over 5,250 entries on all aspects of zoology. Complemented with numerous illustrations, it includes terms from the areas of ecology, animal behaviour, evolution, earth history, zoogeography, genetics, and physiology and it provides full taxonomic coverage of arthropods, other invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. The third edition has been fully revised and updated and includes many new entries, for example, alarm pheromone, Fick's laws, manometer, and synanthrope. It also features new material on behavioural ecology and conservation biology, and expanded coverage of cytology and taxonomy. New to this edition are recommended web links for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Zoology companion website. Web links provide valuable extra information by directing you to useful online resources and the homepages of relevant organizations. Following the A-Z dictionary are detailed appendices of endangered animals, the universal genetic code, the geologic time scale, and SI units. Wide-ranging, authoritative, and with jargon-free definitions, this dictionary is an indispensable reference tool for students and teachers of zoology, biological sciences and biomedical sciences, and a valuable resource for naturalists and anyone with an interest in animals
Notes Previous ed.: 2003
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Zoology -- Dictionaries.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Disciplines and Occupations
Natural Science Disciplines.
Genre/Form Dictionary.
Author Allaby, Michael.
Oxford University Press.
LC no. 2009419052
ISBN 0199233403 (hbk.)
0199233411 (paperback)
9780199233403 (hbk.)
9780199233410 (paperback)
Other Titles Zoology
Oxford dictionary of zoology
OTHER TI Concise Oxford dictionary of zoology.
Other Titles Zoology