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Respiratory Physiology of Vertebrates : Life With and Without Oxygen.

Author: Gran E Nilsson
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes how vertebrates get the oxygen they need and explores examples of extreme respiratory performance, including diving and high-altitude survival.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gran E Nilsson
ISBN: 9780511679216 0511679211
OCLC Number: 609860890
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Abbreviations; Part I General Principles; 1 Introduction: why we need oxygen; 2 Sensing oxygen; 3 Oxygen uptake and transport in water breathers; 4 Oxygen uptake and transport in air breathers; Part II Special Cases; 5 Adaptations to hypoxia in fishes; 6 Breathing air in water and in air: the air-breathing fishes; 7 Air breathers under water: diving mammals and birds; 8 Vertebrate life at high altitude; 9 Surviving without any oxygen; Index.

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Describes how vertebrates get the oxygen they need and explores examples of extreme respiratory performance, including diving and high-altitude survival.

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