The Anatomy, Physiology, and Ecology of Hyallela Azteca
Gunnison, Douglas, 1944-2015
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The purpose of this thesis is as stated in the title. It is an anatomical, physiological, and ecological study of the Amphipod Crustacean, Hyallela azteca. It is a library project in that what one individual learns is necessarily based upon the learning of those who have preceded him. It is a laboratory project because it is here that what is learned in books is applied and that which is not in books is learned. Finally, this is a field project because an organism, whether studied directly in the laboratory or vicariously through the media of books, is only a half-organism. It is in the field that we see the organism in the act of being an organism, how it is important to other organisms and its environment, and how they, in turn, affect it. That is, what is its role in the society of Ceres.