Winston Frank Ponder, David R. Lindberg, Juliet Mary Ponder
July 25, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 824 Pages - 303 Color & 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815361695 - CAT# K347017
The phylum Mollusca is the second largest group of animals and occur in virtually all habitats. Many non-marine molluscs are threatened with more recorded extinctions than all tetrapod vertebrates combined. This text will provide the first general account of molluscs in decades and will include hundreds of colour figures. General chapters bring together a diverse and extensive literature, while taxon chapters provide overviews of their evolution, phylogeny and classification as well as more specific and detailed coverage of their biology (reproduction, feeding and digestion, excretion, respiration etc.), their long fossil record, and their natural history. This will be volume 1.
Key selling Features:
General introduction to molluscs. Systems. Body morphology, shells & musculature. The mantle cavity and respiration. Feeding and digestion. Excretory and circulatory systems. Nervous system, sense organs, learning and behavior. Reproduction and development. Physiology. The major groups and their evolution. Early history and extinct groups. The Aplacophora, Monoplacophora and Polyplacophora. The Bivalvia. The Cephalopoda. The Scaphopoda. References. Index.