Animal Physiology

Animal Physiology

By: Richard Hill (author), Gordon A. Wyse (author), Margaret Anderson (author)Hardback

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Presents all the branches of modern animal physiology with a strong emphasis on integration among physiological disciplines, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

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Richard W. Hill is Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University and a frequent Guest Investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Michigan. Apart from Sinauer Associates' editions of Animal Physiology, Dr. Hill is a coauthor of Principles of Life, 2nd edition (Sinauer, 2014) and has authored two other books on animal physiology (the second with Gordon Wyse), as well as numerous articles for scientific journals, encyclopedias, and edited volumes. Among the awards he has received are the Outstanding Faculty Award (Michigan State University Senior Class Council) and election as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholar in 2000-2001. His research interests include: temperature regulation and energetics in birds and mammals, especially neonates; and environmental physiology of marine tertiary sulfonium and quaternary ammonium compounds, especially in the contexts of biogeochemistry and animal-algal symbioses. Gordon A. Wyse is Professor of Biology Emeritus and Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, then did postdoctoral and sabbatical work at Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wyse helped found the graduate program in Neuroscience and Behavior at UMass Amherst. He has served as Associate Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and on the Editorial Board of Advances in Physiology Education. His research interests include the neural control of feeding behavior and other behavior patterns. Margaret Anderson is Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences at Smith College. After completing her Ph.D. at Stanford University, she undertook postdoctoral studies at the Universidad Catolica de Chile, Harvard University, and the University of Puerto Rico. At Smith, Dr. Anderson served as an Academic Dean, Director of the Program in Neuroscience, and premedical advisor. She is one of six founding members of the Consortium of Medical Schools and Women's Colleges, and she contributes to several efforts that encourage women and minorities in the sciences. Her research interests include the functional properties of excitable cells.


PART I: FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSIOLOGY 1. Animals and Environments: Function on the Ecological Stage 2. Molecules and Cells in Animal Physiology 3. Genomics, Proteomics, and Related Approaches to Physiology 4. Physiological Development and Epigenetics 5. Transport of Solutes and Water PART II: FOOD, ENERGY, AND TEMPERATURE 6. Nutrition, Feeding, and Digestion 7. Energy Metabolism 8. Aerobic and Anaerobic Forms of Metabolism 9. The Energetics of Aerobic Activity 10. Thermal Relations 11. Food, Energy, and Temperature at Work: The Lives of Mammals in Frigid Places PART III: INTEGRATING SYSTEMS 12. Neurons 13. Synapses 14. Sensory Processes 15. Nervous System Organization and Biological Clocks 16. Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Physiology 17. Reproduction 18. Integrating Systems at Work: Animal Navigation PART IV: MOVEMENT AND MUSCLE 19. Control of Movement: The Motor Bases of Animal Behavior 20. Muscle 21. Movement and Muscle at Work: Plasticity in Response to Use and Disuse PART V: OXYGEN, CARBON DIOXIDE, AND INTERNAL TRANSPORT 22. Introduction to Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Physiology 23. External Respiration: The Physiology of Breathing 24. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Body Fluids (with an Introduction to Acid-Base Physiology) 25. Circulation 26. Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Internal Transport at Work: Diving by Marine Mammals PART VI: WATER, SALTS, AND EXCRETION 27. Water and Salt Physiology: Introduction and Mechanisms 28. Water and Salt Physiology of Animals in Their Environments 29. Kidneys and Excretion (with Notes on Nitrogen Excretion) 30. Water, Salts, and Excretion at Work: Mammals of Deserts and Dry Savannas

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  • publication date: 15/06/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781605354712
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 500
  • ID: 9781605354712
  • weight: 2471
  • ISBN10: 1605354716

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