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Through its emphasis on recent research, its many summary tables, and its bibliography of more than 4,000 entries, this first modern, synthetic treatment of comparative amphibian environmental physiology emerges as the definitive reference for the field. Forty internationally respected experts review the primary data, examine current research trends, and identify productive avenues for future research.
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A state-of-the-art treatment of amphibian environmental physiology, elucidating the suites of physiological, biochemical, morphological, and behavioral mechanisms through which these animals accommodate and respond to environmental challenges and opportunities. These studies in turn make it possible to examine the historical patterns and processes through which these mechanisms have evolved. The extensive bibliography contains some 4,000 items. Paper edition (23944-6), $47.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226239446
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

A perspective on environmental physiology of the amphibians
Martin E. Feder
Part 1: Control Systems
The Nervous System
Walter Wilczynski
Ceil A. Herman
Part 2: Exchange of Gases, Osmolytes, Water, and Heat
Biophysics of Heat and Mass Transfer
James R. Spotila, Michael P. O'Connor, and George S. Bakken
Exchange of Respiratory Gases, Ions, and Water in Amphibious and Aquatic Amphibians
Robert G. Boutilier, Daniel F. Stiffler, and Daniel P. Toews
Exchange of Water, Ions, and Respiratory Gases in Terrestrial Amphibians
Vaughan H. Shoemaker, with Stanley S. Hillman, Stanley D. Hillyard, Donald C. Jackson, Lon L. McClanahan, Philip C. Withers, and Mark L. Wygoda
Sensory Mechanisms Regulating the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Nigel H. West and Bruce N. Van Vliet
The Influence of Temperature and Thermal Acclimation of Physiological Function
Lawrence C. Rome, E. Don Stevens, and Henry B. John-Adler
Victor H. Hutchison and R. Keith Dupre
Estivation and Hibernation
Alan W. Pinder, Kenneth B. Storey, and Gordon R. Ultsch
Part 3: Energetics and Locomotion
Striated Muscle: Physiology and Functional Morphology
Carl Gans and Greet De Gueldre
Energetics at Rest and during Locomotion
Robert E. Gatten, Jr., Kirk Miller, and Robert J. Full
Feeding and Digestion
Lis Olesen Larsen
Behavioral Energetics
F. Harvey Pough, with William E. Magnusson, Michael J. Ryan, Kentwood D. Wells, and Theodore L. Taigen
Part 4: Development and Reproduction
Growth and Reproduction
C. Barker Jorgensen
Developmental Changes in Physiological Systems
Warren W. Burggren and John J. Just
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