About the event
The animal world is immensely diverse, and our understanding of it has been greatly enhanced by analysis of DNA and the study of evolution and development ('evo-devo').
In this Very Short Introduction Peter Holland presents a modern tour of the animal kingdom. Beginning with the definition of animals, he takes you through the high-level groupings of animals and new views on their evolutionary relationships based on molecular data, together with an overview of the biology of each group of animals.
You can read more in Holland’s book, The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction.
About the Series
The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. The expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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