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Animal Physiology

Animal Physiology - 2nd edition

Animal Physiology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780060428266

ISBN10: 0060428260

Animal Physiology by Richard Hill - ISBN 9780060428266
Edition: 2ND 89
Copyright: 1989
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
International: No
Animal Physiology by Richard Hill - ISBN 9780060428266

ISBN13: 9780060428266

ISBN10: 0060428260

Edition: 2ND 89

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This text is rich with facts, but its approach to all the major physiological processes of animals is decidedly conceptual. Physiological concepts are first developed from fundamental principles of chemistry, biology, and physics; then the concepts are applied to a comparative study of animal groups. There is a strong ecological and evolutionary theme throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Organism, Environment, and Adaptation

2 The Internal Organization of the Animal: Basic Concepts

3 Energy Metabolism

4 Aerobic and Anaerobic Forms of Metabolism

5 The Active Animal

6 Thermal Relations

7 Exchanges of Salts and Water Mechanisms

8 Exchanges of Salts and Water: Integration

9 Nitrogen Excretion and Metabolism

10 Renal Organs

11 Principles of Diffusion and Dissolution of Gases

12 Respiratory Environments, Introduction to Respiratory Exchange, and External Respiration

13 Exchanges of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide

14 Circulation

15 The Physiology of Diving in Birds and Mammals

16 Neurons and Nervous Systems: The Basis of Excitability

17 Synapses

18 Sensory Physiology

19 Muscle and Other Effectors

20 Control of Movement: Examples of the Organization of Nervous Function

21 Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Physiology