Eckert Animal Physiology

Eckert Animal Physiology

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This classic animal physiology text focuses on comparative examples that illustrate the general principles of physiology at all levels of organisation-from molecular mechanisms to regulated physiological systems to whole organisms in their environment. This textbook is an authoritative and complete guide to the field of animal physiology which uses a threefold approach to teaching.

The Comparative Approach emphasises basic mechanisms but allows patterns of physiological function in different species to demonstrate how evolution creates diversity. This approach encourages students to appreciate the underlying principles that govern physiological systems. The Experimental Emphasis helps students to understand the process of scientific discovery and shows how our knowledge of physiology continually increases and finally the Integrative Approach presents information about specific physiological systems at all levels of organisation, from molecular interactions to interactions between an organism and its environment.n included.
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  • Hardback | 752 pages
  • 235 x 284 x 30.99mm | 1,991.27g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th ed. 2001
  • 752 p.
  • 0716738635
  • 9780716738633
  • 144,665

Table of contents

PART I: PRINCIPLES OF PHYSIOLOGY.- Studying Animal Physiology.- Experimental Methods for Exploring Physiology.- Molecules, Energy, and Biosynthesis.- Membranes, Channels, and Transport.- PART II: PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES.- The Functional Basis of Neuronal Function.- Communication Along and Between Neurons.- Sensing the Environment.- Structural and Functional Organization of Nervous Systems.- Glands and Endocrine Control: Mechanisms and Cost of Secretion.- Muscles and Animal Movement.- Behavior: Initiation, Patterns and Control.- PART III: INTEGRATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS.- Circulation.- Gas Exchange and Acid-Base Balance.- Ionic and Osmotic Regulation.- Acquiring Energy: Feeding, Digestion, and Metabolism.- Energy Expenditure: Body Size, Locomotion and Reproduction.- Energetic Costs of Meeting Environmental Challenge.
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About David Randall

DAVID RANDALL, City University of Hong Kong.

WARREN BURGGREN, University of North Texas.

KATHLEEN FRENCH, University of California, San Diego.
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