A Manual of Practical Zoology : Chordates

A Manual of Practical Zoology : Chordates
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A Manual of Practical Zoology : Chordates

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PREFACE TO
THE
ELEVENTH EDITION
It is the pleasant duty of the author to thank the kind and generous readers for the warm and cordial reception accorded by them to the previous editions. The suggestions and encouraging opinions from the colleagues and students have prompted the author to bring out an early and revised New Edition. The bringing out of the present edition of this book has given the author an opportunity to revise and improve it. Alterations and additions have been made practically in all the chapters. The following new topics have been added in the respective chapters i several new birds and mammals in the chapters of museum specimens of birds and mammals ii new microscopic slides in the respective chapters of microscopic slides iii several new embryological slides in the respective chapters of embryological slides iv a new chapter of Skeleton of Scoliodon has been added afresh in this edition v several new exercises have been included in the section of Experimental Physiology. By the inclusion of the above chapters the present edition will be more useful to the readers. Although maximum efforts have been made to eradicate the misprints and mistakes of the previous edition but even then the author cannot claim the removal of all the misprints due to the printers devil. The author is extremely thankful to his wife Smt. Preeti Singh for her kind co-operation during the revision of this book. The author further expresses his thanks to the generous readers who helped him by giving valuable suggestions for the improvement of the book. Suggestions for the further improvement of the book will be thankfully acknowledged and incorporated in future editions. Dr. P.S. Verma PREETI 121, New Mohanpuri Colony Meerut, 250001
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PREFACE TO
THE FIRST EDITION
The book A Manual of Practical Zoology Chordates has been written to meet the needs of those studying Practical Zoology at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels in Indian Universities. The book is divided in seven parts. The first part includes the general directions for laboratory work. The second part deals with the dissections. In this part the procedure for many dissections along with their diagrams have been given. The third and fourth parts incorporate the methods of permanent mounting and some important mountings. The fifth part of elaborately deals with the study of museum. The study of museum includes the general characters, outline classification in tabular form, and a detailed one of various groups and classes of phylum Chordata with examples of each order or suborder, if any, together with the distinguishing characters and geographical distribution of museum specimens. In the sixth part, the study of permanent slides has been undertaken. The last, seventh part deals with the osteology of representatives of various classes, e.g., Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves and Mammalia. The important characters and geographical distribution