Water Relations of Terrestrial Arthropods / Edition 1

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Overview

This book surveys the ways in which land dwelling arthropods deal with water in terrestrial environments. From scorpion to beetle and spider to hover fly, water is a crucial component of activity. This new synthesis and integration of recent research summarizes the ways water is managed by these diverse terrestrial invertebrates. The mechanisms, processes and structures employed by arthropods represent evolutionary innovations and compromises. Those fascinated by the limitations and opportunities represented by terrestrial lifestyles will want this new book.

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Surveys how scorpions, beetles, spiders, hover flies, and other land-dwelling arthropods deal with the uptake, loss, salt content, and temperature of water. Explains how the mechanisms, processes, and structures they employ represent evolutionary innovations and compromises and demonstrate the limitations and opportunities of terrestrial lifestyles. Focuses on the organ and cellular rather than the organism scale. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123129901
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 7/12/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Body Water. Cuticular Transpiration. Respiratory Transpiration. Excretion and Osmoregulation. The Uptake of Water. Water Relations of Eggs. Balancing Salts and Water. Thermoregulation and Relations.

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