Contents and Contributors: Foreword, William C. Hamlett * Systematics and Body Form, Leonard J. V. Compagno * Integumentary System and Teeth, Norman E. Kemp * Endoskeleton, Leonard J. V. Compagno * Muscular System, Karel F. Liem, Adam P. Summers, and Quentin Bone * Digestive System, Suzanne Holmgren and Stephan Nilsson * Respiratory System, P. J. Butler * Circulatory System, Ramon Munoz-Chapuli and Geoffrey H. Satchell * The Heart, Bruno Tota * Nervous System, Michael H. Hoffman * Special Senses, Horst Bleckmann and Michael H. Hoffman * The Rectal Gland and Volume Homeostasis, Kenneth R. Olson * The Urinary System, Enrico Reale and Eric Lacy * Female Reproductive System, William C. Hamlett and Thomas J. Koob * Male Reproductive System, William C. Hamlett
Sharks, Skates, and Rays is an important contribution to the literature on elasmobranch fishes. It successfully presents current reviews of many elasmobranch organ systems, and its equal treatment of batoids and sharks will be of great interest and value to all biologists in the field. -- David M. Koester, University of New England
William C. Hamlett is an associate professor of anatomy at Indiana University School of Medicine and an adjunct associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame.
The range and detail of information in this book will make it a valued library addition to students of anatomy and physiology as well as those specializing in ichthyology. -- R. H. Wettach Northeastern Naturalist