By: Martin E Feder(Editor), Warren W Burggren(Editor)
712 pages, 66 b/w photos, 553 b/w illustrations
First modern synthetic treatment of comparative amphibian environmental physiology, in which 40 international experts review the primary data, current research trends and possible areas for future research.
A perspective on environmental physiology of the amphibians Martin E. Feder Part 1: Control Systems The Nervous System Walter Wilczynski Endocrinology Ceil A. Herman Part 2: Exchange of Gases, Osmolytes, Water, and Heat Biophysics of Heat and Mass Transfer James R. Spotila, Michael P. O'Connor, and George S. Bakken Exchange of Respiratory Gases, Ions, and Water in Amphibious and Aquatic Amphibians Robert G. Boutilier, Daniel F. Stiffler, and Daniel P. Toews Exchange of Water, Ions, and Respiratory Gases in Terrestrial Amphibians Vaughan H. Shoemaker, with Stanley S. Hillman, Stanley D. Hillyard, Donald C. Jackson, Lon L. McClanahan, Philip C. Withers, and Mark L. Wygoda Sensory Mechanisms Regulating the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems Nigel H. West and Bruce N. Van Vliet The Influence of Temperature and Thermal Acclimation of Physiological Function Lawrence C. Rome, E. Don Stevens, and Henry B. John-Adler Thermoregulation Victor H. Hutchison and R. Keith Dupre Estivation and Hibernation Alan W. Pinder, Kenneth B. Storey, and Gordon R. Ultsch Part 3: Energetics and Locomotion Striated Muscle: Physiology and Functional Morphology Carl Gans and Greet De Gueldre Energetics at Rest and during Locomotion Robert E. Gatten, Jr., Kirk Miller, and Robert J. Full Feeding and Digestion Lis Olesen Larsen Behavioral Energetics F. Harvey Pough, with William E. Magnusson, Michael J. Ryan, Kentwood D. Wells, and Theodore L. Taigen Part 4: Development and Reproduction Growth and Reproduction C. Barker Jorgensen Developmental Changes in Physiological Systems Warren W. Burggren and John J. Just
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