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Animal Physiology

Fourth Edition

Richard W. Hill, Gordon A. Wyse, and Margaret Anderson

October 2017

ISBN: 9781605357379

1008 pages
Paperback

In Stock

Price: £49.99

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

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Description

Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press.

New to this edition

  • Key updates, expanded discussions, improved organization, and additional pedagogical aids are featured in this new edition, with specific attention paid to the introductory chapter, and the chapters on physiological development and epigenetics, nutrition and digestion, thermal relations, sensory processes, endocrinology, animal navigation, control of movement, muscle, breathing, and osmoregulation
  • Greatly enhanced genomics content is incorporated into all relevant chapters
  • All figures were reviewed for pedagogical effectiveness; more than 100 figures or tables have been revised, and thirty-three new figures incorporated
  • All chapters have been updated based on the latest literature and terminology
  • Embracing opportunities for a "less is more" approach, hundreds of sentences and dozens of paragraphs have been improved for efficiency and effectiveness
  • References to the scientific literature are in-depth and updated
  • Online answers for all study questions are provided to instructors

About the Author(s)

Richard W. Hill, Michigan State University, Gordon A. Wyse, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Margaret Anderson, Smith College

Table of Contents

    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 Trasnport 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

Additional Resources

For Students

The Animal Physiology Companion Website includes content that expands on the coverage in the textbook as well as study and review resources for students.

* Chapter Outlines & Summaries provide quick overviews and reviews of each chapter

* Box Extensions expand on topics introduced in the textbook and cover important additional conceptual material

* Online Quizzes cover key material in each chapter. These can be assigned by the instructor or used as self-quizzes.

* Flashcards help students learn and review the many new terms introduced in the textbook

* Glossary


For Instructors

The Animal Physiology Instructor's Resource Library includes the following resources:

Presentation Resources
* Figures & Tables: All of the textbook's figures (both line art and photographs) are provided as JPEG files at two sizes: high-resolution (excellent for use in PowerPoint) and low-resolution (ideal for web pages and other uses). All the artwork has been reformatted and optimized for exceptional image quality when projected in class.
* Unlabeled Figures: Unlabeled versions of all figures are provided

PowerPoint Presentations
* Figures & Tables: Includes all the figures and tables from the chapter, making it easy to insert any figure into an existing presentation
* Layered Art PowerPoints: Selected key figures throughout the textbook are prepared as step-by-step and animated presentations that build the figure one piece at a time

The Test Bank consists of a broad range of questions covering the key facts and concepts in each chapter. Both multiple-choice and short-answer questions are provided. The Test Bank also includes the Companion Website online quiz questions.

Answers to End-of-Chapter Questions