834 pages, ~125 illustrations
Comparative Biology of the Normal Lung, 2nd edition, offers a rigorous and comprehensive reference for all those involved in pulmonary research. This fully updated work is divided into sections on anatomy and morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and immunological response. It continues to provide a unique comparative perspective on the mammalian lung. This edition includes several new chapters and expanded content, including aging and development of the normal lung, mechanical properties of the lung, genetic polymorphisms, the comparative effect of stress of pulmonary immune function, oxygen signaling in the mammalian lung and much more. By addressing scientific advances and critical issues in lung research, this 2nd edition is a timely and valuable work on comparative data for the interpretation of studies of animal models as compared to the human lung.
Review of the first edition:
"This comprehensive volume is the first of a planned series of four dealing with pulmonary toxicology. As a source of information on the comparative biology of the mammalian lung it is unrivalled [...] .There is no doubt that this is an excellent book: but who should buy it, given that it is not cheap at £120? Anybody who is professionally concerned with the biology of the lung should have access to a copy [...] If the next three volumes are as good as this then the series will be a benchmark publication in inhalation toxicology."
– R.L. Maynard, Occupational and Environmental Medicine (Nov. 1995)
Section I – Structural and Cellular Diversity of the Mammalian Respiratory System
Section II – Comparative Respiratory Physiology of the Normal Lung
Section III – Comparative Biochemistry of the Normal Lung
Section IV – Physical and Immunological Defenses of the Respiratory Tract
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