Literature for your preparation for the aptitude test

For your preparation, the following books are recommended:

1.) Biology

Biology by Campbell, Reese et al. (2008, 8th edition). Pearson Education Inc.

  • Chapter 22 Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life (25 pages 452–467)
  • Chapter 40: Basic Principles of Animal Form and Function (30 pages 852–874)
  • Chapter 50: Sensory and Motor Mechanisms (41 pages 1087–1119)
  • Chapter 53: Population Ecology (8 pages 53.1, 53.2 1174–1181)

2.) Animal husbandry and welfare

Biology by Campbell, Reese et al. (2008, 8th edition). Pearson Education Inc.

  • Chapter 41: Nutrition (23 pages 875–897)
  • Chapter 51: Animal Behavior (25 pages 1120–1144)

The Ethology of Domestic Animals by Jensen, P. (2009, 2nd edition)

  • Chapter 1: The study of animal behavior and its applications

3.) Human and veterinary medicine

Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple by Aaron Berkowitz

  • Pages 1-5, 14-21, 22-24, 35-40, 47-51, 64-70, 71-81, 88-93, 106-110, 118-128.

Molecular Biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson und Julian Lewis. Taylor & Francis (2008)

  • Pages 88-123, 125-140, 197-201, 968, 978-979, 994-995

4.) Essays on animal ethics

  • Armstrong, S. J. / Botzler, R. G. (2008):  General introduction – Animal ethics: a sketch of how it developed and where it is now. In: Armstrong, S. J. / Botzler, R. G.  (eds): The animal ethics reader (second edition). London / New York: Routledge, pp. 1 – 13.
  • Singer P. (2009): All animals are equal. In: Singer, P.: Animal liberation. The definitive classic of the animal movement. New York: Harper Collins, pp. 1 – 23. 
  • Regan T. (2008): The case for animal rights. In:  Armstrong, S. J. / Botzler R. G.  (eds): The animal ethics reader (second edition). London / New York: Routledge, pp. 303 – 307.
  • Regan T. (2008): The case for animal rights. In:  Armstrong, S. J. / Botzler R. G.  (eds): The animal ethics reader (second edition). London / New York: Routledge, pp. 19 – 25.
  

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