Animal Physiology: Adaptation and Environment

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 10, 1997 - 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.
 

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Contents

Respiration
5
Comparing water and air
13
Respiration in air
25
Airbreathing fish
36
Respiration in eggs
47
References and Additional reading
61
Oxygen dissociation curves
69
Facilitated diffusion
78
References and Additional reading
293
WATER
301
Excretion
355
Vertebrate kidneys
366
Nitrogen excretion
378
References and Additional reading
388
INTEGRATION
395
Muscle what it is
402

References and Additional reading
87
Vertebrate circulation
93
The physics of flow in tubes
106
Invertebrate circulation
115
Blood coagulation and hemostasis
121
FOOD AND ENERGY
127
Digestion
137
Energy metabolism
169
Problems of diving
178
Metabolic rate and body size
192
Size and problems of scaling
199
Physiological time
207
TEMPERATURE
217
Tolerance to cold and freezing
225
Temperature adaptation
232
References and Additional reading
238
Temperature heat and heat transfer
247
Heat balance
253
Torpor and hibernation
277
Body temperature in coldblooded animals
284
Skeletons
425
Buoyancy
442
References and Additional reading
458
Control and integration
465
How nerve cells function
471
Nerve impulses
479
excitation inhibition
486
References and Additional reading
495
Information and senses
533
Vibration and sound
540
Light and vision
548
Animal electricity
555
Transmission and sorting of sensory information
562
References and Additional reading
574
APPENDIXES
581
Logarithmic and exponential equations
588
INDEX
595
The aquatic environment 302
596
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