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256 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199238460

Bookseller Code (06)

Respiratory Biology of Animals

evolutionary and functional morphology

Steven F. Perry, Anke Schmitz, and Markus Lambertz

  • Provides a modern, integrative approach to the respiratory biology of animals, adopting a strong evolutionary theme
  • Uniquely integrates morphology, physiology, and evolution
  • Incorporates clear background information on the properties of respiratory gases and the media in which they are carried
  • Describes the structural and functional principles of invertebrate respiratory systems
  • Analyses how animals with very different cardiorespiratory systems deal with extreme environmental challenges
  • Collates a widely dispersed literature to produce a comprehensive and authoritative synthesis

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