Animal Physiology: Adaptation and Environment

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Cambridge University Press, 1997 M04 10 - 607 pages
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"Animal Physiology is the acclaimed textbook by Knut Schmidt-Nielsen for all undergraduate and graduate courses in physiology. The book is used all over the world, and its comprehensive coverage and clear style are unparalleled." "NOw in its fifth edition, the textbook has been extensively updated to take into account recent developments in the field. Numerous new references and figures have been added, and the use of color to highlight illustrations and text guides the reader through each chapter." "Central to this popular textbook is its focus on the fundamental principles of animal physiology. As in the previous editions, these are introduced and developed according to major environmental features - oxygen, food and energy, temperature, and water. It covers the basic principles with greater clarity than its competitors and is the only textbook of its type to place function clearly in relation to environment." "With the user-friendly cohesion of a single-authored textbook, Animal Physiology is the essential core text for all those studying physiology or zoology."--Cover.
 

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Contents

Respiration
5
Oxygen transport in blood
66
Facilitated diffusion
78
General principles
92
The physics of flow in tubes
106
Invertebrate circulation
115
Blood coagulation and hemostasis
121
FOOD AND ENERGY
127
Water and osmotic regulation
301
Excretion
355
MOVEMENT INFORMATION
393
Control and integration
465
Information and senses
533
A Measurements and units
581
Logarithmic and exponential equations
588
INDEX
595

Temperature effects
217
Temperature regulation
241

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