By Knut Schmidt-Nielsen

ISBN-10: 0521221781

ISBN-13: 9780521221788

ISBN-10: 0521290759

ISBN-13: 9780521290753

This publication is ready animals and their difficulties. it's not merely approximately how animals functionality, yet in regards to the difficulties of residing and the way animals remedy them. it's also approximately points of body structure that i locate fairly attention-grabbing or attention-grabbing. The booklet is written for the scholar who desires to understand what animals do and the way they do it.
The textual content bargains with the time-honored topics of body structure: respiratory, flow, digestion, and shortly. those topics are taken care of in 13 chapters, prepared based on significant environmental beneficial properties: oxygen, nutrients and effort, temperature, and water. I contemplate this association vital, for there isn't any technique to be an excellent physiologist, or an exceptional biologist for that subject, with no realizing how dwelling organisms functionality of their environment.
The e-book is common and the wanted heritage is minimal.

The first version of Animal body structure has been everyday and praised as an introductory textbook. listed below are a number of the major adjustments during this moment edition:
—The whole textual content has been revised and lots more and plenty of it rewritten.
—New fabric has been further, increasing the booklet by way of 10 percent.
— Fifteen new photos illustrate vital innovations and principles.
— All figures were redrawn in a transparent and attractive style.
— SI devices are brought, even supposing conventional metric devices are retained when you aren't but happy with the overseas method of Units.
—The whole textual content has been redesigned and reset in an enticing and readable style.
The result's an enlightening, cohesive, readable, and relaxing textual content via one of many world's most well known animal physiologists. it's going to proceed to entice academics and scholars as a number one creation to the sphere.

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6). more complex animals Larger and blood. 5 ml 0-, than diffusion alone can provide. 134 ml liter CO. Animals without specialized respiratory organs liter The simplest geometrical shape of an organism Water is I! I, For our considerations a sphere. important is it II that a sphere has the smallest possible surface cor- responding to a given volume; any deviation from the spherical shape gives a relative enlargement of the surface area. the water), diffusion into the atmosphere higher for carbon dioxide.

Bull. Grigg, G. C. ( /. Exp. gill area of 107:219-225. 1970) Use of the take in a shark. fos- Thomomys bottae). 121-137. 1966) Respiration. 244 ( Biol. first gill slits for water in- 52:569-574. REFERENCES 23 Harvey, E. N. (1928) nous bacteria. The oxygen consumption of lumi- Gen. Physiol. 11:469-475. /. Hazelhoff, E. ), pp. 211-247. Chicago: University of Chi- cago Press. and Evenhuis, H. H. (1952) Impor- tance of the "counter-current principle" for the oxygen uptake ( marine lation in ADDITIONAL READING* Nature, Lond.

For respiratory organs that use the lung, an in-and-out flow a gas may be To 1. mass of the has one important consequence: In aquatic respiratory systems the were is diffusion in air permits very different which which weighs 280 mg. The remainder of the air, 790 ml N 2 weighs 910 mg. To obtain the oxygen, we must move only 3. 5 times its mass of inert gas. medium The work which, air, partial pressure or tension, sions in the respiratory organs. , 1 times as rapid as in water (see Appendix B). This rr ig) is (cen- is increases accordingly.

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