Zoology: The Science of Animal Life Popular Science Library, Volume XII (of 16), P. F. Collier & Son Company, 1922
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Zoology: The Science of Animal Life Popular Science Library, Volume XII (of 16), P. F. Collier & Son Company, 1922

By Ernest Ingersoll
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Table of Contents
  • ZOÖLOGY The Science of Animal Life
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • CHAPTER I HOW THE GLOBE WAS STOCKED WITH LIFE
    • LIFE CONSTANTLY ORIGINATED BY NATURE'S PRODUCTIVE ENERGY
    • LIFE'S BORDERLAND
  • CHAPTER II THE SEA A VAST AQUARIUM
    • THE PLANKTON AND ITS PHOSPHORESCENCE
    • PRISONERS IN THE DARK AND ICY DEPTHS
  • CHAPTER III A CHAPTER OF FOUNDATIONS
    • THE NATURAL BASIS OF CLASSIFICATION
    • ANIMAL LIFE IN ORDERLY ARRANGEMENT
  • CHAPTER IV THE HUMBLEST OF ANIMALS—SPONGES
  • CHAPTER V FLOWERS OF THE SEA
    • JELLYFISHES, NAMESAKES OF THE FABLED MEDUSA
    • SEA ANEMONES, CORALS, AND SEA FANS
  • CHAPTER VI UNINVITED GUESTS
    • FLATWORMS, FLUKES AND TAPEWORMS
  • CHAPTER VII DWELLERS BETWEEN TIDE MARKS
    • THE COLONIAL MOSS ANIMALS
    • ANCIENT LAMP SHELLS
    • STARFISHES, SEA URCHINS, AND TREPANGS
    • EARTHWORMS AND BEACHWORMS
  • CHAPTER VIII BUILDERS OF THE PEARLY SHELLS
    • THE OYSTER AND ITS RELATIVES
  • CHAPTER IX BUILDERS OF THE PEARLY SHELLS—Continued
    • MUSSELS, SCALLOPS AND CHITONS
    • SNAILS AS TYPES OF GASTROPODS
    • SEA SHELLS IN NATURE AND ART
    • NAUTILUS, DEVILFISH, AND SQUID
  • CHAPTER X ANIMALS WITH JOINTED FRAMES
    • CRABS AND THEIR SMALL RELATIVES
    • MILLIPEDES AND CENTIPEDES
    • WEAVERS OF SILKEN TRAPS
    • THE SPIDERS AND THEIR WEBS
    • MITES AND TICKS
  • CHAPTER XI FROM BUTTERFLIES TO BEETLES AND BEES
    • SOME PRIMITIVE GROUPS
    • A MUSICAL TRIBE
    • THE TRUE BUGS
    • GILDED BUTTERFLIES AND DUSTY MOTHS
    • FLIES AND THEIR HYGIENIC IMPORTANCE
    • BEETLES AND THEIR GRUBS
    • HONEY MAKERS AND PLANT STINGERS
  • CHAPTER XII AT THE DOORWAY OF THE "UPPER CLASSES"
    • PRIME SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NOTOCHORD
    • THE ROUNDMOUTHS—LAMPREYS AND HAGS
  • CHAPTER XIII FISHES—THE ARISTOCRACY OF THE WATERS
  • CHAPTER XIV SHARKS—THE TIGERS OF THE SEA
  • CHAPTER XV THE FEARFUL DEVILFISH AND OTHER RAYS
  • CHAPTER XVI BONY FISHES—TELEOSTOMI
  • CHAPTER XVII MODERN FISHES—TELEOSTEI
    • FISHES WITH PRIMITIVE LUNGS
  • CHAPTER XVIII AMPHIBIANS—A CONNECTING LINK
    • NEWTS AND SALAMANDERS
  • CHAPTER XIX AMPHIBIANS—Continued
    • FROGS, TOADS AND TADPOLES
    • FROGS AS NURSERY MAIDS AND WEATHER PROPHETS
  • CHAPTER XX REPTILES—MONARCHS OF THE MESOZOIC WORLD
    • THE SOURCES OF TORTOISE SHELL AND TERRAPIN STEW
    • DINOSAURS—ANCESTORS OF BIRDS
    • CROCODILES AND ALLIGATORS
    • LIZARDS AND CHAMELEONS—TURNCOATS OF THE WOODS
  • CHAPTER XXI SERPENTS, GOOD AND BAD
    • ORDINARY SNAKES (COLUBRIDÆ)
    • CORAL SNAKES, COBRAS, AND SEA SNAKES
    • VIPERS, MOCCASINS AND RATTLESNAKES
  • CHAPTER XXII BIRDS—KINGS OF THE AIR
    • HOW A BIRD IS BUILT
  • CHAPTER XXIII SOME NOTABLE WATER BIRDS
  • CHAPTER XXIV VULTURES, FALCONS AND GAME BIRDS
  • CHAPTER XXV FROM GULLS TO KINGFISHERS
  • CHAPTER XXVI PASSERINE BIRDS
  • CHAPTER XXVII THE BEASTS OF THE FIELD—SOME PRIMITIVE TYPES
    • RELICS OF PRIMITIVE TYPES
    • THE MARSUPIALS
    • THE EDENTATA—ANTEATERS, SLOTHS, AND ARMADILLOS
  • CHAPTER XXVIII THE GNAWERS
    • SQUIRRELS, WOODCHUCKS AND BEAVERS
  • CHAPTER XXIX MAMMALS OF THE SEA
  • CHAPTER XXX THE WORLD'S HERDS AND FLOCKS
    • RHINOCEROSES, TAPIRS AND HORSES
    • HIPPOS, PIGS AND CAMELS
  • CHAPTER XXXI THE WORLD'S HERDS AND FLOCKS—Continued
    • CAMELS, DEER, GIRAFFES AND PRONGHORNS
  • CHAPTER XXXII SOME SUPREMELY USEFUL ANIMALS
  • CHAPTER XXXIII BEASTS OF PREY—THE CARNIVORA
    • BEARS, DOGS, WOLVES, FOXES AND JACKALS
    • THE DOG FAMILY—WOLVES, FOXES AND JACKALS
    • THE SOURCE OF COSTLY FURS
    • CIVETS, MONGOOSES AND HYENAS
  • CHAPTER XXXIV BEASTS OF PREY—Continued
  • CHAPTER XXXV INSECTIVORA—HEDGEHOGS, MOLES AND SHREWS
  • CHAPTER XXXVI THE BATS—WING-HANDED MAMMALS
  • CHAPTER XXXVII MAN'S HUMBLE COUSINS
    • LEMURS, GALAGOS AND AYE-AYES
    • MARMOSETS, MONKEYS AND BABOONS
    • GIBBON, CHIMPANZEE, GORILLA, ORANG-UTAN
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