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Animal Physiology: Adaptation and Environment Hardcover – April 28, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0521570985 ISBN-10: 0521570980 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 617 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 5 edition (April 28, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521570980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521570985
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Schmidt-Nielsen's elegant writing style actually talks to the reader, often anticipating questions....Therefore, as a textbook in elementary biology or physiology, this book should be a high level choice." Stewart Wolf, M.D., Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science

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How do animals work? In the new edition of this acclaimed classic text, Knut Schmidt-Nielsen gives a clear overview of the principles of animal physiology for all undergraduate and beginning graduate courses. Filled with numerous examples and figures, the text is written in an accessible and stimulating style. The new edition retains the basic structure, but includes up to date references and figures, with much new material on movement and muscles, temperature regulation, nerves and hormones.'... a really excellent book.' Nature'... a delight to read...a superb text.' American Scientist

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brian L Davis on March 25, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Covers a wealth of topics in a readable style with a well-organized format. Various sections deal with different largely independant subjects (Oxygen, Food & Energy, Temperature, & Water). Animals have found a plethora of different solutions for the many problems facing them, and while not ever one is covered, most of them are. The treatment of the osmoregulation was great (one of the reasons I got the book), as were the sections on the biomechanics of the animal world. I particularly liked the sections on bouancy control in marine animals, as well as the comparisions through the book on living in air verses water (very well done). The final part covers movement, information, & integration, and tries to pack a lot of material into perhaps too small a volume, but that's my only problem. And realisticly you have to stop writing a book somewhere, or you end up with a multi-volume set; Knut Schmidt-Nielson has done an excellent job of providing the basics at an advanced undergraduate level while making it interesting enough for almost anyone.
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By Kari Payton on December 25, 2014
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 1, 1999
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Animal physiology might be understood as a study which lead to our understanding on how animal strugle to survive in their particular environment and for its existence. The book try to explain the concept in such a way that even students with very limited understanding on physic and chemistry could grasp the main ideas. This is very useful for the student and also for the teacher.
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