Environmental physiology of animals / P. J. Willmer, G. Stone and Ian Johnston.

Author
Published
  • Oxford : Blackwell Science 2000
Physical description
xi, 644p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780632035175 (pbk.)
  • 063203517X (pbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 604-609) and index.
Audience
  • specialized
Contents
  • Part I: Basic Principles:1. The Nature and Levels of Adaptation2. Fundamental Mechanisms of Adaptation3. The Problems of Size and ScalePart II: Central Issues in Comparative Physiology:4. Water, Ions and Osmotic Physiology5. Animal Water Balance, Osmoregulation and Excretion6. Metabolism and Energy Supply7. Respiration and Circulation8. Temperature and its EffectsPart III: Coping with the Environment:9. Marine Life10. Shorelines and Estuaries11. Fresh Water12. Special Aquatic Habitats13. Terrestrial Life14. Extreme Terrestrial Habitats15. Parasitic Habitats.
Other names
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English
  • In a fresh approach to the subject of animal physiology the authors integrate comparative and environmental aspects to examine and discuss how organisms, both vertebrate and invertebrate, cope with a range of environments.

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