OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A Dictionary of Zoology (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780198845089

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¥2,739
著者: 
Michael Allaby
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752 ページ
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Paperback
サイズ
129 x 196 mm
刊行日
2020年06月
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  • Over 6,000 entries, all fully revised and updated
  • Covers all aspects of zoology, including ecology, animal behaviour, evolution, earth history, zoogeography, genetics, and physiology
  • Around 400 entries new to this edition, including micronucleus, stoma, platy-, proto-, and terrestrial
  • Over 60 line drawings and 30 web links to supplement the text
  • Numerous detailed appendicies for easy access to relevant entries

New to this Edition:

  • Around 400 entries new to this edition, including micronucleus, stoma, platy-, proto-, and terrestrial
  • New 'Common names' appendix
  • Some longer taxonomic entries to be reduced in length, and descriptions that might confuse users simplified
  • Updates to the 'Geologic time-scale' appendix

    
With over 6,000 entries, A Dictionary of Zoology is a detailed and authoritative guide to all areas of the field. It offers full taxonomic coverage of arthropods, other invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. It also includes terms from the areas of ecology, animal behaviour, evolution, earth history, zoogeography, genetics, and physiology.
   
All entries have been fully revised and updated, making this the most up-to-date reference guide of its kind. There are around 400 entries new to this edition covering areas that include taxonomic groups, prefixes, and widely used descriptive terms. These include articles on micronucleus, stoma, platy-, proto-, and terrestrial.
    
The dictionary is enriched through its useful web links, accessible via the companion website, as well as diagrams and detailed appendices. This fifth edition also includes a new Common Names appendix and three new illustrations.

目次: 

Preface
A to Z entries
Endangered animals
Endangered animals 2012
The universal genetic code
Geologic time-scale
SI units
Supplementary units
Derived SI units
Multiples used with SI units
Extant animal phyla
Taxonomic classification
Common names

著者について: 

Michael Allaby, Freelance author
   
Michael Allaby has written many books on environmental science and especially on climatology and meteorology. These include the Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate, the Facts on File Weather and Climate Handbook, and the DK Guide to Weather. He is the General Editor of several Oxford dictionaries, including Plant Sciences, Geology and Earth Sciences, Ecology, and Environment and Conservation.

Review from previous edition 
"a fine compendium of unquestionable use ... Make sure you have an Allaby handy " - Nature

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