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Author Schmidt-Nielsen, Knut, 1915-2007.

Title Animal physiology : adaptation and environment / Knut Schmidt-Nielsen
Edition Fifth edition
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997


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Description viii, 607 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Respiration -- 2. Blood -- 3. Circulation -- 4. Food and fuel -- 5. Energy metabolism -- 6. Temperature effects -- 7. Temperature regulation -- 8. Water and osmotic regulation -- 9. Excretion -- 10. Movement, muscle, biomechanics -- 11. Control and integration -- 12. Hormonal control -- 13. Information and senses -- App. A. Measurements and units -- App. B. Diffusion -- App. C. Logarithmic and exponential equations -- App. D. Thermodynamic expression of temperature effects -- App. E. Solutions and osmosis
Summary With the user-friendly cohesion of a single-authored textbook, Animal Physiology is the essential core text for all those studying physiology or zoology
Animal Physiology is the acclaimed textbook by Knut Schmidt-Nielsen for all undergraduate and graduate courses in physiology. The book is used all over the world, and its comprehensive coverage and clear style are unparalleled. NOw in its fifth edition, the textbook has been extensively updated to take into account recent developments in the field. Numerous new references and figures have been added, and the use of color to highlight illustrations and text guides the reader through each chapter. Central to this popular textbook is its focus on the fundamental principles of animal physiology. As in the previous editions, these are introduced and developed according to major environmental features - oxygen, food and energy, temperature, and water. It covers the basic principles with greater clarity than its competitors and is the only textbook of its type to place function clearly in relation to environment
Analysis oxygen food energy temperature water movement
Notes Previous ed.: 1990
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Adaptation (Physiology)
Animal ecology.
Adaptation, Physiological [MESH]
Adaptation, Physiological.
Animals -- physiology [MESH]
Animals -- physiology
LC no. 96039295
ISBN 0521570980 (hbk.)