An Introduction to the Invertebrates, second edition

by Janet Moore
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 340 pages.

A short but thorough guide to the invertebrate phyla, Moore's textbook emphasizes evolution throughout, with introductory chapters on "The process of evolution: Natural selection" and "The pattern of evolution: Molecular evidence" as well as a final chapter on "Invertebrate evolutionary history". The reviewer for the Quarterly Review of Biology commented, "Survival is a mark of success, as every biologist knows. The fact that this 'little book' has a second edition indicates that it has found a welcome place as an introductory guide to the invertebrates." Janet Moore is former Director of Studies in Biological Sciences at New Hall, Cambridge.