Intended for students in the biological and agricultural sciences, ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY has been written to promote the true conceptual understanding necessary to keep pace with today's rapid advances in the biological sciences. ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY takes an "integrative systems" approach, designed to illustrate the individual organization as well as the collective interdependence of each complete physiological system. The text begins with chapters on integrative principles and on the genomic, molecular, and cellular basis of physiology, then proceeds to chapters on individual organ systems. For each organ system, evolutionary forces as well as current cellular and molecular research are discussed. To clearly illustrate system interdependence-how integrated organ systems yield a whole, functioning animal-each systems chapter contains a summary, titled "Chapter in Perspective: Homeostasis and Integration." In addition, special integrative chapters-"Fluid and Acid-Base Balance" and "Energy Balance and Thermal Physiology"-focus on crucial whole-body phenomena that are dependent on more than one organ system. To make the text even more accessible to students, the authors also incorporate a comparative approach to animal physiology-examining the basic physiology of many vertebrate and invertebrate animals as well as their primary diseases and ability to respond to environmental changes. These comparisons between types of animals are included to explain important universal functions and principles, thus emphasizing the unity of life. Unique or striking adaptations are featured to reveal the diversity that can result from evolutionary adaptation. Finally, the authors incorporate detailed coverage of those animal species, particularly vertebrates, which will be of relevance to students preparing for animal-related careers.
Following graduation from Michigan State University in 1966, Dr. Lauralee Sherwood joined the faculty at West Virginia University, where she is currently a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine. For the past 40 years, Professor Sherwood has taught an average of over 400 students each year in physiology courses for pharmacy, medical technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, medical, dental, dental hygiene, nutrition, exercise physiology, and athletic training majors. She has authored three physiology textbooks: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, and ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY: FROM GENES TO ORGANISMS, all published by Cengage Learning/Brooks/Cole. Dr. Sherwood has received numerous teaching awards, including an Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, a Golden Key National Honor Society Outstanding Faculty Award, two listings in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and the Dean's Award of Excellence in Education.
Hillar Klandorf is a Professor of Animal and Veterinary Science at West Virginia University. He completed his Ph.D. degree through the British Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) After completing two post-doctoral research programs he spent 3 1/2 years at UCLA studying agents that affect the onset of diabetes, and currently he is investigating factors that limit the accelerated tissue aging associated with the elevated plasma glucose concentrations in birds. He instructs animal physiology and animal behavior classes at West Virginia University. ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY incorporates current physiological issues and ideas generated from students enrolled in the Animal Physiology class.
Paul H. Yancey is a Professor of Biology at Whitman College. SINCE earning a Ph.D. in Marine Biology (with an emphasis in Animal Physiology and Biochemistry) from U.C.S.D., he HAS conducted research on invertebrates, fishes, and mammals at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), the National Institutes of Health, the Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory, HOPKINS MARINE STATION, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and the University of Otago (New Zealand), as well as at Whitman College. His research is on biochemical and physiological adaptations to water stress. He teaches animal physiology, human anatomy and physiology, marine biology, and bioethics, and has won several teaching awards. Dr. Yancey brings a broad evolutionary perspective and 24 years of teaching experience to the writing of this text.