Water Relations of Terrestrial Arthropods
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Water Relations of Terrestrial Arthropods

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This book surveys the ways in which land dwelling arthropods deal with water in terrestrial environments. From scorpion to beetle and spider to hover fly, water is a crucial component of activity. This new synthesis and integration of recent research summarizes the ways water is managed by these diverse terrestrial invertebrates. The mechanisms, processes and structures employed by arthropods represent evolutionary innovations and compromises. Those fascinated by the limitations and opportunities represented by terrestrial lifestyles will want this new book.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 356 pages
  • 161.3 x 237 x 21.3mm | 786.28g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123129907
  • 9780123129901
  • 2,116,106

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Water Relations of Terrestrial Arthopods surveys the ways in which land-dwelling arthropods deal with water in terrestrial environments. From scorpion to beetle and spider to hover fly, water is a crucial component of activity. The mechanisms, processes, and structures employed by arthopods represent evolutionary innovations and compromises.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Body Water. Cuticular Transpiration. Respiratory Transpiration. Excretion and Osmoregulation. The Uptake of Water. Water Relations of Eggs. Balancing Salts and Water. Thermoregulation and Relations.
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