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Animal Physiology


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Preface PART 1. FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSIOLOGYChapter 1. Animals and Environments: Function on the Ecological StageChapter 2. Molecules and Cells in Animal PhysiologyChapter 3. Genomics, Proteomics, and Related Approaches to PhysiologyChapter 4. Physiological Development and EpigeneticsChapter 5. Transport of Solutes and WaterPART II. FOOD, ENERGY, AND TEMPERATUREChapter 6. Nutrition, Feeding, and DigestionChapter 7. Energy MetabolismChapter 8. Aerobic and Anaerobic Forms of MetabolismChapter 9. The Energetics of Aerobic ActivityChapter 10. Thermal RelationsChapter 11. Food, Energy, and Temperature AT WORK: The Lives of Mammals in Frigid PlacesPART III. INTEGRATING SYSTEMSChapter 12. NeuronsChapter 13. SynapsesChapter 14. Sensory ProcessesChapter 15. Nervous System Organization and Biological ClocksChapter 16. Endocrine and Neuroendocrine PhysiologyChapter 17. ReproductionChapter 18. Integrating Systems AT WORK: Animal NavigationPART IV. MOVEMENT AND MUSCLEChapter 19. Control of Movement: The Motor Bases of Animal BehaviorChapter 20. MuscleChapter 21. Movement and Muscle AT WORK: Plasticity in Response to Use and DisusePART V. OXYGEN, CARBON DIOXIDE, AND INTERNAL TRANSPORTChapter 22. Introduction to Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide PhysiologyChapter 23. External Respiration: The Physiology of BreathingChapter 24. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Body Fluids (with an Introduction to Acid-Base Physiology)Chapter 25. CirculationChapter 26. Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Internal Transport AT WORK: Diving by Marine MammalsPART VI. WATER, SALTS, AND EXCRETIONChapter 27. Water and Salt Physiology: Introduction and MechanismsChapter 28. Water and Salt Physiology of Animals in Their EnvironmentsChapter 29. Kidneys and Excretion (with Notes on Nitrogen Excretion)Chapter 30. Water, Salts, and Excretion AT WORK: Mammals of Deserts and Dry SavannasAppendix A. The Systeme International and Other Units of MeasureAppendix B. Prefixes Indicating Orders of MagnitudeAppendix C. Gases at Standard Temperature and PressureAppendix D. Fitting Lines to DataAppendix E. LogarithmsAppendix F. Exponential and Allometric EquationsAppendix G. Phylogenetically Independent ContrastsAppendix H. Mitosis and MeiosisAppendix I. The Standard Amino AcidsAppendix J. Basic Physics TermsAppendix K. Summary of Major Bloodborne Hormones in Mammals GlossaryPhotograph CreditsFigure and Table CitationsAdditional ReferencesIndex

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Richard W. Hill is Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University and a frequent Guest Investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Michigan. Apart from Sinauer Associates' editions of Animal Physiology, Dr. Hill is a coauthor of Principles of Life, 2nd edition (Sinauer, 2014) and has authored two other books on animal physiology (the second with Gordon Wyse), as well as numerous articles for scientific journals, encyclopedias, and edited volumes. Among the awards he has received are the Outstanding Faculty Award (Michigan State University Senior Class Council) and election as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholar in 2000-2001. His research interests include: temperature regulation and energetics in birds and mammals, especially neonates; and environmental physiology of marine tertiary sulfonium and quaternary ammonium compounds, especially in the contexts of biogeochemistry and animal-algal symbioses.

Gordon A. Wyse is Professor of Biology Emeritus and Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, then did postdoctoral and sabbatical work at Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wyse helped found the graduate program in Neuroscience and Behavior at UMass Amherst. He has served as Associate Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and on the Editorial Board of Advances in Physiology Education. His research interests include the neural control of feeding behavior and other behavior patterns.

Margaret Anderson is Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences at Smith College. After completing her Ph.D. at Stanford University, she undertook postdoctoral studies at the Universidad Catolica de Chile, Harvard University, and the University of Puerto Rico. At Smith, Dr. Anderson served as an Academic Dean, Director of the Program in Neuroscience, and premedical advisor. She is one of six founding members of the Consortium of Medical Schools and Women's Colleges, and she contributes to several efforts that encourage women and minorities in the sciences. Her research interests include the functional properties of excitable cells.

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