The Evolution of Air Breathing in Vertebrates

The Evolution of Air Breathing in Vertebrates

by David J. Randall, Warren W. Burggren, Anthony P. Farrell, M. Stephen Haswell
     
 

First published in 1981, this book presents an original approach to the evolution of air breathing in vertebrates from aquatic ancestors.See more details below

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First published in 1981, this book presents an original approach to the evolution of air breathing in vertebrates from aquatic ancestors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521107150
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/11/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: air breathing in vertebrates; 2. Gas transfer: the transition from water to air breathing; 3. Ventilation and perfusion relationships; 4. Mechanisms of ventilation; 5. Regulations and control of gas transfer; 6. The evolution of air breathing: a synthesis and summary; References; Index.

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