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The new edition of this popular textbook retains the successful format of previous editions, dealing with the nature, actions and roles of hormones among vertebrate animals. Special emphasis is placed on the evolution and origins of hormones and their receptors, on the role of hormones in the physiological coordination of vertebrates, and on delaing with each endocrine process in the context of the organism's physiology, ecology and evolution.
Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Comparative morphology of the endocrine tissues; 3. The chemical structure, polymorphism and evolution of hormones; 4. The life history of hormones; 5. Hormones and nutrition; 6. Hormones and calcium metabolism; 7. Hormones and the integument; 8. Hormones and osmoregulation; 9. Hormones and reproduction; References; Index.
"It is, in short, a very fine contribution to the field of endocrinology and given the sheer breadth of coverage also a labour of love by the author. Peter Bentley has done the field of endocrinology a service."
- Andrew Loudon, The Endocrinologist
"Comparative Vertebrate Endocrinology will be a most useful text for those with a deep interest in endocrinology as well as to those who merely wish to have a pithy analysis of some aspect of hormones and their role in vertebrate physiology."
- General and Comparative Endocrinology