Animal Physiology: Adaptation and Environment

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 10, 1997 - Medical - 607 pages
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In this revised, updated, two-color edition of the acclaimed text Animal Physiology, Knut Schmidt-Nielsen introduces and develops the fundamental principles of animal physiology according to major environmental features--oxygen, food and energy, temperature, and water. The book is structured the same as the previous edition, but every chapter has been updated to take into account recent developments, with numerous new references and figures. New and expanded features include: extensive modifications to the chapter on Movement, Muscle and Biomechanics; new material on respiratory pigments; feeding and digestion in shrimp and hoatzin; plant defense compounds; diving in seals; high temperature tolerance; the patch clamp method for ion channel research; the pineal gland and melatonin. Two-color throughout for clear description and illustration of fundamental principles.
 

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Contents

Respiration
5
Comparing water and air
13
Respiration in air
25
Airbreathing fish
36
Respiration in eggs
47
References and Additional reading
61
Oxygen dissociation curves
69
Facilitated diffusion
78
References and Additional reading
293
WATER
301
Excretion
355
Vertebrate kidneys
366
Nitrogen excretion
378
References and Additional reading
388
INTEGRATION
395
Muscle what it is
402

References and Additional reading
87
Vertebrate circulation
93
The physics of flow in tubes
106
Invertebrate circulation
115
Blood coagulation and hemostasis
121
FOOD AND ENERGY
127
Digestion
137
Energy metabolism
169
Problems of diving
178
Metabolic rate and body size
192
Size and problems of scaling
199
Physiological time
207
TEMPERATURE
217
Tolerance to cold and freezing
225
Temperature adaptation
232
References and Additional reading
238
Temperature heat and heat transfer
247
Heat balance
253
Torpor and hibernation
277
Body temperature in coldblooded animals
284
Skeletons
425
Buoyancy
442
References and Additional reading
458
Control and integration
465
How nerve cells function
471
Nerve impulses
479
excitation inhibition
486
References and Additional reading
495
Information and senses
533
Vibration and sound
540
Light and vision
548
Animal electricity
555
Transmission and sorting of sensory information
562
References and Additional reading
574
APPENDIXES
581
Logarithmic and exponential equations
588
INDEX
595
The aquatic environment 302
596
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