Comparative Animal Physiology

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Saunders College Pub., 1992 - Science - 949 pages
This truly comparative text takes a fundamental, biophysical approach toward animal physiology. Students majoring in zoology, biology, or premedicine will study animals ranging from simple invertebrates and protozoans to complex multicellular invertebrates and vertebrates. Emphasis on evolution shows the progressive changes, modifications, and developments of physiological systems from simple to complex animals. Comparisons show the similarities and differences in how animals function, but stress fundamentally similar adaptations in very different animals.

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This is a superbly useful resource for ideas and findings for all physiological processes in a vast range if animals. It is authoritative and accurate and since it give source references for virtually all its statements, assertions made based on its material are reliable. Indispensable for teaching, research, for material to base new research ideas on and for assessing the truth of statements in the press and elsewhere. That one person can have covered such a wide range of material is truly exceptional. 


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