I have the 6th edition of the textbook "Invertebrate Zoology" by Ruppert and Barnes from 1993. I know there is a 7th edition from 2003, but is there and will there ever be a 8th edition? Assuming they should come every 10 years, shouldn't there have been one in 2013? So if Ruppert & Barnes retired, is there any more recent successor or alternative?

  • $\begingroup$ There is no 8th edition. Barnes died a long time ago, in 1993. The latest edition was written by Edward Ruppert and Richard Fox, and it is the 2003 one. If you want to know if there are plans for a new edition you can email one of the authors or the publisher. $\endgroup$ – user24284 Nov 6 '17 at 23:45
  • $\begingroup$ BTW Barnes is listed as 1 of the authors for the 2003 edition as well. $\endgroup$ – Fedor Steeman Nov 11 '17 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ He will be listed on any future edition. It's just like Lehninger's "Principles of biochemistry", or Guyton's "Medical physiology": they are all dead, but they are kept as the main author. $\endgroup$ – user24284 Nov 11 '17 at 21:32
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I would still like to know whether there is a more recent alternative. $\endgroup$ – Fedor Steeman Nov 14 '17 at 11:39
  • $\begingroup$ Found it! I created my own answer. $\endgroup$ – Fedor Steeman Dec 26 '17 at 20:32

A worthy successor to this book series is "Invertebrates" by Richard C. Brusca et al. The latest edition being from 2016, so exactly what I was looking for.



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