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Eckert animal physiology : mechanisms and adaptations /
David Randall, Warren Burggren, Kathleen French.
edition
5th ed.
imprint
New York : W.H. Freeman and Co., 2002.
description
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0716738635 (Cloth), 9780716738633 (Cloth)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
Subjects
subject
More Details
imprint
New York : W.H. Freeman and Co., 2002.
isbn
0716738635 (Cloth)
9780716738633 (Cloth)
catalogue key
4613171
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This edition includes increased molecular and cellular coverage and promotes an understanding of animals as integrated systems at every level of organisation. The new format emphasises basic principles of physiology, physiological processes and systems.
Main Description
Building on their last revision of Roger Eckert's best-selling text, the author team of Randall, Burggren, and French are back and breathing new life into Animal Physiology . The Fifth Edition highlights the latest breakthroughs in the field and offers refreshing new themes, all the while staying true to the enduring strengths that have made the book a longtime market-leader. With this edition more student help has also been included.
Main Description
Building on their last revision of Roger Eckert's best-selling text, the author team of Randall, Burggren, and French are back and breathing new life intoAnimal Physiology. TheFifth Editionhighlights the latest breakthroughs in the field and offers refreshing new themes, all the while staying true to the enduring strengths that have made the book a longtime market-leader. With this edition more student help has also been included.
Main Description
This classic animal physiology text focuses on comparative examples that illustrate the general principles of physiology at all levels of organizationfrom molecular mechanisms to regulated physiological systems to whole organisms in their environment.
Unpaid Annotation
Building on their last revision of Roger Eckert's bestselling text, the author team of Randall, Burggren, and French are back and breathing new life into Animal Physiology. The Fifth Edition highlights the latest breakthroughs in the field and offers refreshing new themes, all the while staying true to the enduring strengths that have made the book a longtime market-leader. With this edition more student help has also been included.
Unpaid Annotation
Eckert Animal Physiology: Fifth Edition highlights the latest breakthroughs in the field and offers refreshing new themes, but stays true to the enduring strengths that have made this book a respected bestseller. Special features include the extensive use of comparative examples to illustrate general principles, and an emphasis on the experimental process. Improvements to the new edition include a full colour art programme, expanded and modified spotlight boxes and a new chapter on the structural and functional organisation of nervous systems.
Unpaid Annotation
This classic text is the authoritative introduction to animal physiology. Comparative examples and experimental data from a wide variety of animal groups illustrate the central themes of the book: how the bodies of animals function and how evolution has adapted them to their environment.
Table of Contents
Principles of Physiology
Studying Animal Physiology
Experimental Methods for Exploring Physiology
Molecules, Energy, and Biosynthesis
Membranes, Channels, and Transport
Physiological Processes
The Functional Basis of Neuronal Function
Communication Along and Between Neurons
Sensing the Environment
Structural and Functional Organization of Nervous Systems
Glands and Endocrine Control: Mechanisms and Cost of Secretion
Muscles and Animal Movement
Behavior: Initiation, Patterns and Control
Integration of Physiological Systems
Circulation
Gas Exchange and Acid-Base Balance
Ionic and Osmotic Regulation
Acquiring Energy: Feeding, Digestion, and Metabolism
Energy Expenditure: Body Size, Locomotion and Reproduction
Energetic Costs of Meeting Environmental Challenge
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