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.
- Paperback | 656 pages
- 208.28 x 279.4 x 35.56mm | 1,587.57g
- 31 Dec 1988
- Pearson Education Limited
- Harlow, United Kingdom
- 2nd edition
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. Exchanges of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide 1: 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.