Animal Physiology / Edition 2

Animal Physiology / Edition 2

by Richard W. Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878933174

ISBN-13: 9780878933174

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated

In this text for a one-semester course for sophomores through beginning graduate students, Hill (Michigan State University) presents all branches of modern animal physiology, with a strong emphasis on integration among physiological disciplines, ecology, and evolutionary biology. While mammals are treated in depth, there is also material on other vertebrate groups,…  See more details below

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In this text for a one-semester course for sophomores through beginning graduate students, Hill (Michigan State University) presents all branches of modern animal physiology, with a strong emphasis on integration among physiological disciplines, ecology, and evolutionary biology. While mammals are treated in depth, there is also material on other vertebrate groups, arthropods, and molluscs. Each chapter begins with a brief animal example to engage student interest, and features summaries and study questions, plus numerous color explanatory diagrams, illustrations, and photos. To make the text accessible to a wide audience, an extensive glossary and appendices on basic mathematical, chemical, and physical concepts are included. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878933174
Publisher:
Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
725
Sales rank:
1,022,995
Product dimensions:
9.52(w) x 11.26(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IFundamentals of physiology1
1Animals and environments : function on the ecological stage3
2Molecules and cells in animal physiology29
3Transport of solutes and water65
Pt. IIFood, energy, and temperature91
4Nutrition, feeding, and digestion93
5Energy metabolism125
6Aerobic and anaerobic forms of metabolism149
7The energetics of aerobic activity175
8Thermal relations191
9Food, energy, and temperature at work : the lives of mammals in frigid places241
Pt. IIIIntegrating systems257
10Neural and endocrine control, nervous systems, and biological clocks259
11Neurons281
12Synapses313
13Sensory processes347
14Endocrine and neuroendocrine physiology389
15Reproduction423
16Integrating systems at work : animal navigation447
Pt. IVMuscle and movement463
17Muscle465
18Control of movement : the motor bases of animal behavior489
19Muscle and movement at work : muscle in human health and disease511
Pt. VOxygen, carbon dioxide, and internal transport525
20Introduction to oxygen and carbon dioxide physiology527
21External respiration : the physiology of breathing541
22Transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in body fluids (with an introduction to acid-base physiology)577
23Circulation609
24Oxygen, carbon dioxide, and internal transport at work : diving by marine mammals643
Pt. VIWater, salts, and excretion663
25Water and salt physiology : introduction and mechanisms665
26Water and salt physiology of animals in their environments685
27Kidneys and excretion (with notes on nitrogen excretion)721
28Water, salts, and excretion at work : mammals of deserts and dry savannas757
AppPrefixes indicating orders of magnitude
AppGases at standard temperature and pressure
AppFitting lines to data
AppLogarithms
AppExponential and allometric equations
AppMitosis and meiosis

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