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Welcome to your Adaptive Physiology reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout this module.
No specific journals have been recommended for this module, however, you can access useful journals and databases for Science through your Subject Guide.
Eckert Animal Physiology by Focusing on comparative examples that illustrate the general principles of physiology at all levels of organization, Eckert Animal Physiology touches on topics from molecular mechanisms to regulated physiological systems to whole organisms in their environment.
Call Number: 571.1 RAN
Publication Date: 2002
Environmental Physiology of Animals by The new and updated edition of this accessible text provides a comprehensive overview of the comparative physiology of animals within an environmental context. Includes two brand new chapters on Nerves and Muscles and the Endocrine System. Discusses both comparative systems physiology and environmental physiology. Analyses and integrates problems and adaptations for each kind of environment: marine, seashore and estuary, freshwater, terrestrial and parasitic. Examines mechanisms and responses beyond physiology. Applies an evolutionary perspective to the analysis of environmental adaptation. Provides modern molecular biology insights into the mechanistic basis of adaptation, and takes the level of analysis beyond the cell to the membrane, enzyme and gene. Incorporates more varied material from a wide range of animal types, with less of a focus purely on terrestrial reptiles, birds and mammals and rather more about the spectacularly successful strategies of invertebrates. A companion site for this book with artwork for downloading is available at: www.blackwellpublishing.com/willmer/
Call Number: 571.1 WIL
Publication Date: 2004
Comparative Animal Physiology by 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.
Call Number: 591.1 WIT
Publication Date: 1992