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Environmental physiology of animals

Author: Pat Willmer; G Stone; Ian A Johnston
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Willmer; G Stone; Ian A Johnston
ISBN: 1405107243 9781405107242 1444309226 9781444309225
OCLC Number: 53307700
Description: xiii, 754 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: The nature and levels of adaptation --
fundamental mechanisms of adaptation --
The problems of size and scale --
Water, Ions, and osmotic physiology --
Animal water balance, osmoregulations, and excretion --
Metabolism and energy supply --
Respiration and circulation --
Temperature and its effects --
Excitable tissues: nervous systems and muscles --
Hormones and chemical control systems --
Marine life --
Shorelines and estuaries --
Fresh water --
Special aquatic habitats --
Terrestrial life --
Extreme terrestrial habitats --
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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