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Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States: Porifera to Crustacea, 4th Edition

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Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States: Porifera to Crustacea, 4th Edition

Douglas Grant Smith

ISBN: 978-0-471-35837-4 July 2001 664 Pages

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AUD $302.95

Description

Need-to-know information on the classification and identificationof aquatic invertebrates

This Fourth Edition of the standard reference used by generationsof professionals and students is the source for authoritativeinformation on the natural history, ecology, and taxonomy offree-living American freshwater invertebrates. Completely revisedand updated, this professional field guide features a wealth of newknowledge on invertebrate animal phyla covered in the previousedition as well as fully modified sections on the preparation ofmaterials.

Other important features of Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates ofthe United States, Fourth Edition include:
* Current taxonomical arrangements of all freshwater invertebrateanimals, excluding insects
* Improved graphical treatments and keys to identification, severalprovided by specialists
* Photographs and color plates to aid identification
* More than 300 line drawings, many new to this edition
* Taxonomic keys carried uniformly to genus level in all but twophyla, with frequent references to species

Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, FourthEdition is an indispensable resource for biologists, ecologists,graduate students, and anyone who needs to acquire the thoroughknowledge of aquatic invertebrates that is essential tounderstanding the community structure of freshwater environments.
Introduction.

Magnitude of the Freshwater Environment.

The Chemical Divergence.

Origins of the Freshwater Fauna.

Freshwater Emigrants to the Sea.

Major Distinctions Between Marine and FreshwaterInvertebrates.

Evolutionary Shortcomings in Freshwaters.

Atypical Freshwater Habitats.

Dispersal and Barriers.

The Epidemic of Exotics.

Food Webs.

Collecting Ethics.

Comment Porifera.

Cnidaria.

Platyhelminthes.

Nemertea.

Gastrotricha.

Rotifera.

Nematoda.

Nematomorpha.

Tardigrada.

Entoprocta.

Ectoprocta.

Annelida.

Mollusca.

Arachnida.

Introduction to the Crustacea.

Phyllopodous Branchiopoda.

Cladoceran Branchiopoda.

Copepoda.

Branchiura.

Ostracoda.

Minor Malacostraca.

Isopoda.

Amphipoda.

Decapoda.

Appendix: Reagents, Solutions, and Laboratory Items.

Index.
"I recommend this book to all freshwater ecologists" (FreshwaterForum, No.18 2002)

"The 4th Edition Continues to be an excellent treatise about theadaptation of invertebrates to freshwater environments." (Journalof the North American Benthological Society, June 2002)

"...The book is beautifully produced, will be a boon to NorthAmerican users, and a means of broadening the knowledge of studentseverywhere." (The Naturalist)

"Such a practical writing style makes the book easy to use and aperfect, one of its kind, laboratory manual." (Quarterly Reviewof Biology, September 2002)