Environmental Physiology of the Amphibians (2nd ed.)

Environmental Physiology of the Amphibians (2nd ed.)

By: Warren W. Burggren (editor), Martin E. Feder (editor)Hardback

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Through its emphasis on recent research, its many summary tables, and its bibliography of more than 4,000 entries, this first modern, synthetic treatment of comparative amphibian environmental physiology emerges as the definitive reference for the field. Forty internationally respected experts review the primary data, examine current research trends, and identify productive avenues for future research.

Contents

A perspective on environmental physiology of the amphibians Martin E. Feder Part 1: Control Systems The Nervous System Walter Wilczynski Endocrinology Ceil A. Herman Part 2: Exchange of Gases, Osmolytes, Water, and Heat Biophysics of Heat and Mass Transfer James R. Spotila, Michael P. O'Connor, and George S. Bakken Exchange of Respiratory Gases, Ions, and Water in Amphibious and Aquatic Amphibians Robert G. Boutilier, Daniel F. Stiffler, and Daniel P. Toews Exchange of Water, Ions, and Respiratory Gases in Terrestrial Amphibians Vaughan H. Shoemaker, with Stanley S. Hillman, Stanley D. Hillyard, Donald C. Jackson, Lon L. McClanahan, Philip C. Withers, and Mark L. Wygoda Sensory Mechanisms Regulating the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems Nigel H. West and Bruce N. Van Vliet The Influence of Temperature and Thermal Acclimation of Physiological Function Lawrence C. Rome, E. Don Stevens, and Henry B. John-Adler Thermoregulation Victor H. Hutchison and R. Keith Dupre Estivation and Hibernation Alan W. Pinder, Kenneth B. Storey, and Gordon R. Ultsch Part 3: Energetics and Locomotion Striated Muscle: Physiology and Functional Morphology Carl Gans and Greet De Gueldre Energetics at Rest and during Locomotion Robert E. Gatten, Jr., Kirk Miller, and Robert J. Full Feeding and Digestion Lis Olesen Larsen Behavioral Energetics F. Harvey Pough, with William E. Magnusson, Michael J. Ryan, Kentwood D. Wells, and Theodore L. Taigen Part 4: Development and Reproduction Growth and Reproduction C. Barker Jorgensen Developmental Changes in Physiological Systems Warren W. Burggren and John J. Just

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780226239439
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9780226239439
  • weight: 1867
  • ISBN10: 0226239438
  • edition: 2nd ed.

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