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

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

Douglas Grant Smith

ISBN: 978-0-471-35837-4

Aug 2001

664 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$185.00

Description

Need-to-know information on the classification and identification of aquatic invertebrates

This Fourth Edition of the standard reference used by generations of professionals and students is the source for authoritative information on the natural history, ecology, and taxonomy of free-living American freshwater invertebrates. Completely revised and updated, this professional field guide features a wealth of new knowledge on invertebrate animal phyla covered in the previous edition as well as fully modified sections on the preparation of materials.

Other important features of Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, Fourth Edition include:
* Current taxonomical arrangements of all freshwater invertebrate animals, excluding insects
* Improved graphical treatments and keys to identification, several provided 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 two phyla, with frequent references to species


Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, Fourth Edition is an indispensable resource for biologists, ecologists, graduate students, and anyone who needs to acquire the thorough knowledge of aquatic invertebrates that is essential to understanding 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 Freshwater Invertebrates.

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"" (Freshwater Forum, No.18 2002)

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

""...The book is beautifully produced, will be a boon to North American users, and a means of broadening the knowledge of students everywhere."" (The Naturalist)

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