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How Animals Work 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0521096928
ISBN-10: 0521096928
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"This book is a little gem; it treats in an authoritative and charming manner a number of physiological and morphological adaptations which animals evolved in coping with certain environmental exigencies...I recommend [this book] to fellow biologists of all ages as one of the better buys of its kind." Science

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (June 30, 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521096928
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521096928
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,163,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is one of the best, if not the best, introduction to the understanding of environmental physiology. Schmidt-Nielsen takes the stance that the adaptation of animals to their environment profoundly decides the nature of their physiology and behavior. Steve Popkes, Boston, MA
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There are many people in the world who don't realize that Animal Physiology is the most intensely interesting thing that anybody could ever study. This book will make sure that you are not one of those people.
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I picked up this book in college in 1978. This is one of those rare books that is both simple and technical. I was fascinated by how, for instance, bird lungs and human kidneys use similar mechanisms to do their work. This would be a great book of encouragement for any HS or college student who has been bit by the bio bug.
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One of the best introductions to the thoughtful analysis of physiological adaptations of animals. Extremely well-written for a general audience as well as rigorously grounded in fundamental chemistry and physics with surprising tales for those new to this discipline. It is an extremely small paperback; buy it used for one-tenth the price.
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