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Environmental physiology of animals

Author: Pat Willmer; G Stone; Ian A Johnston
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The book provides a stand-alone core text for undergraduate courses in comparative physiology, animal physiology, and environmental physiology. In addition it also provides key material for integrating across modules in any environmental biology degree."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Willmer, Pat, 1953-
Environmental physiology of animals.
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2005
(DLC) 2003023170
(OCoLC)53307700
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Willmer; G Stone; Ian A Johnston
ISBN: 9781444309225 1444309226 9781405107242 1405107243
OCLC Number: 458534654
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 754 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. The nature and levels of adaptation --
2. Fundamental mechanisms of adaptation --
3. The problems of size and scale --
4. Water, ions, and osmotic physiology --
5. Animal water balance, osmoregulation, and excretion --
6. Metabolism and energy supply --
7. Respiration and circulation --
8. Temperature and its effects --
9. Excitable tissues : nervous systems and muscles --
10. Hormones and chemical control systems --
11. Marine life --
12. Shorelines and estuaries --
13. Fresh water --
14. Special aquatic habitats --
15. Terrestrial life --
16. Extreme terrestrial habitats --
17. Parasitic habitats.
Responsibility: Pat Willmer, Graham Stone, Ian Johnston.

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Includes chapters on Nerves and Muscles and the Endocrine System. This book also includes comparative systems physiology and environmental physiology. It analyses and integrates problems and  Read more...

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