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Animal Physiology

Animal Physiology
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ISBN: 9781605354712
Anul publicării: 2016
Pagini: 500
Format: Hardcover
Preț: 378,00 lei
Disponibilitate: în stoc la furnizor

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Animal Physiology, Fourth Edition presents all the branches of modern animal physiology with a strong emphasis on integration of physiological knowledge, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Integration extends from genes to organ systems and from one physiological discipline to another. The book takes an entirely fresh approach to each topic. Its full-color illustrations include many novel, visually effective features to help students learn. Each of the 25 main chapters starts with an animal example to engage student interest and demonstrate the value of the material that will be learned. The book includes five additional, briefer 'At Work' chapters that apply students' newfound physiological knowledge to curiosity-provoking and important topics, including diving by marine mammals, the mechanisms of navigation, and muscle plasticity in use and disuse.

The book is committed to a comparative approach throughout. Whereas mammalian physiology is consistently treated in depth, emphasis is also given to the other vertebrate groups, arthropods, and molluscs. Concepts and integrative themes are emphasized while giving students the specifics they need.

The whole animal is the principal focus of this book. The book's extensive coverage of genomics and cellular–molecular biology is therefore carefully linked to whole-animal biology. With this edition, coverage of physiologically relevant genomics has been greatly expanded. The subject matter of animal physiology is also linked to topics in human affairs, such as athletic training and global warming. Always, the central organizing principle for the array of topics presented is to understand whole animals in the environments where they live.

Complex principles are developed clearly using classroom-tested pedagogy, often with carefully designed conceptual illustrations. Concepts from chemistry, physics, and mathematics are explained so that the book will be accessible to science students at the sophomore or higher level. Pedagogical aids include embedded summaries throughout chapters, study questions (with online answers), partially annotated reference lists, an extensive glossary, ten appendices (covering logarithms, phylogenetically independent contrasts, basic physics terms, etc.), and an upgraded index. Carefully worded balloons are used extensively to guide students through the interpretation of figures. For all three authors, teaching physiology to undergraduate students has been a lifelong priority.
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
PART I: FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSIOLOGY
1. Animals and Environments: Function on the Ecological Stage
2. Molecules and Cells in Animal Physiology
3. Genomics, Proteomics, and Related Approaches to Physiology
4. Physiological Development and Epigenetics
5. Transport of Solutes and Water
PART II: FOOD, ENERGY, AND TEMPERATURE
6. Nutrition, Feeding, and Digestion
7. Energy Metabolism
8. Aerobic and Anaerobic Forms of Metabolism
9. The Energetics of Aerobic Activity
10. Thermal Relations
11. Food, Energy, and Temperature at Work: The Lives of Mammals in Frigid Places
PART III: INTEGRATING SYSTEMS
12. Neurons
13. Synapses
14. Sensory Processes
15. Nervous System Organization and Biological Clocks
16. Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Physiology
17. Reproduction
18. Integrating Systems at Work: Animal Navigation
PART IV: MOVEMENT AND MUSCLE
19. Control of Movement: The Motor Bases of Animal Behavior
20. Muscle
21. Movement and Muscle at Work: Plasticity in Response to Use and Disuse
PART V: OXYGEN, CARBON DIOXIDE, AND INTERNAL TRANSPORT
22. Introduction to Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Physiology
23. External Respiration: The Physiology of Breathing
24. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Body Fluids (with an Introduction to Acid-Base Physiology)
25. Circulation
26. Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Internal Transport at Work: Diving by Marine Mammals
PART VI: WATER, SALTS, AND EXCRETION
27. Water and Salt Physiology: Introduction and Mechanisms
28. Water and Salt Physiology of Animals in Their Environments
29. Kidneys and Excretion (with Notes on Nitrogen Excretion)
30. Water, Salts, and Excretion at Work: Mammals of Deserts and Dry Savannas

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