Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy by Ann B. Butler
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy
By Ann B. Butler

Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy

Evolution and Adaptation 2nd Revised edition

By (author) See other recent books by Ann B. Butler See other recent books by William Hodos
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $309.95
Your Price: $278.96 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $31.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $13.95 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy by Ann B. Butler

Book Description

"Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy Evolution and Adaptation Second Edition" is by Ann B. Butler and William Hodos. The second edition of this landmark text presents a broad survey of comparative vertebrate neuroanatomy at the introductory level, representing a unique contribution to the field of evolutionary neurobiology. It has been extensively revised and updated, with substantially improved figures and diagrams that are used generously throughout the text. Through analysis of the variation in brain structure and function between major groups of vertebrates, readers can gain insight into the evolutionary history of the nervous system. The text is divided into three sections: Introduction to evolution and variation, including a survey of cell structure, embryological development, and anatomical organization of the central nervous system; phylogeny and diversity of brain structures; and an overview of various theories of brain evolution. It provides: systematic, comprehensive survey of comparative neuroanatomy across all major groups of vertebrates; and, an overview of vertebrate brain evolution, which integrates the complete text, highlights diversity and common themes, broadens perspective by a comparison with brain structure and evolution of invertebrate brains, and considers recent data and theories of the evolutionary origin of the brain in the earliest vertebrates, including a recently proposed model of the origin of the brain in the earliest vertebrates that has received strong support from newly discovered fossil evidence. Ample material drawn from the latest research has been integrated into the text and highlighted in special feature boxes, including recent views on homology, cranial nerve organization and evolution, the relatively large and elaborate brains of birds in correlation with their complex cognitive abilities, and the current debate on forebrain evolution across reptiles, birds, and mammals. "Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy" is geared to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in neuroanatomy, but anyone interested in the anatomy of the nervous system and how it corresponds to the way that animals function in the world will find this text fascinating.

Buy Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy book by Ann B. Butler from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780471210054
ISBN-10: 0471210056
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 220mm x 47mm)
Pages: 744
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy book by Ann B. Butler and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Ann B. Butler

Huge diet book audience, mostly women from 25 to 54

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Ann B. Butler close
Recent books by William Hodos close
Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy by William Hodos
» close