For the "more traditional" one-semester general zoology lab surveying the animal phyla, this manual has proved to be a popular choice.Beginning with an introduction to the microscopes and study of the cell, students are guided through an examination of the phyla with emphasis on systems -- their similarities and differences. Selected animal types are used for concentrated study. The study of vertebrate systems includes dissection of the frog and the fetal pig. Concluding the manual are exercises on inheritance, the evolutionary process, animal behavior and physiology, and ecology.The illustrations are impressive -- more than 100 photos and original drawings are included. Circulatory systems are in color to aid the comparative study of vertebrates. Appendices summarize anatomical terms, symmetry, and body planes and sections; and illustrate comparative vertebrate anatomy. The lecture text used in class with this lab manual is Biology of Animals by Hickman, Jr, Roberts and Larson. The publisher is McGraw-Hill.Payne, James F. is the author of 'Laboratory Studies in Zoology', published 1990 under ISBN 9780887251306 and ISBN 0887251307.