A Companion to Animal Physiology

A Companion to Animal Physiology

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ISBN-13: 9780521286855
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/30/1982
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of participants; About this book; About Knut Schmidt-Nielsen; Part I. Oxygen: Overview; 1. A model for comparing gas-exchange systems in vertebrates Peter Scheid; 2. Mount Everest and beyond: breathing air Pierre Dejours; 3. The pathway for oxygen: lung to mitochondria Ewald R. Weibel; 4. A model for evaluating diffusion limitation in gas-exchange organs of vertebrates Johannes Piiper; 5. Oxygen transport in vertebrate blood: challenges Peter Lutz; 6. Strategies of blood acid-base control in ectothermic vertebrates Donald C. Jackson; 7. Blood, circulation, and the rise of air-breathing: passes and bypasses Kjell Johansen; Part II. Food and Energy: Overview; 8. Nutrition, growth, and aging: some new ideas Denis Bellamy; 9. Comparison of embryonic development in birds and mammals: birth weight, time, and cost Hermann Rahn; 10. Anaerobic metabolism: living without oxygen P. W. Hochachka; 11. How marine mammals dive G. L. Kooyman; 12. Scaling limits of metabolism to body size: implications for animal design C. Richard Taylor; Part III. Temperature: Overview; 13. The circadian rhythm of body temperature as a function of body size Jürgen Aschoff; 14. Temperature regulation in exercising birds Marvin H. Bernstein; 15. Behavioral and autonomic thermoregulation in terrestrial ectotherms Eugene C. Crawford, Jr.; 16. Warm fish Francis G. Carey; Part IV. Water: Overview; 17. Roles of vertebrate skin in osmoregulation P. J. Bentley; 18. Salt glands: a perspective and prospective view M. Peaker; 19. Renal countercurrent mechanicms, or how to get something for (almost) nothing Reinier Beeuwkes III; 20. Insects: small size and osmoregulation Simon Maddrell; Part V. Movement and Structure: Overview; 21. Size, shape, and structure for running and flight R. McN. Alexander; 22. Structural systems: hydrostats and frameworks Stephen A. Wainwright; 23. Weightlessness: from Galileo to Apollo Claude Lenfant and Shou-teh Chiang; Index.

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