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This book is devoted to the study of invertebrate animals. While most people

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associate the word "animal" with fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals,

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90% of the animal species on earth are invertebrates, i.e., they have no

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backbone. Protozoans and invertebrate animals are found world-wide, from the

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bottom of the oceans to the the rain forests, ice caves, and our own back yards.

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Many invertebrates still reside in the oceans, while others dwell in our houses,

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restaurants. Holders's book represents a traversal of several dozen familiar and

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not-so-familiar animals without backbones whose ancestors date back to the

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Cambrian period 500 million years ago.

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