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For the first time this book has been organized into three sections in order to emphasize basic principles of physiology. The new organization includes increased and updated molecular and cellular coverage promotes an understanding of animals as integrated systems at every level of organisation.
PART I: PRINCIPLES OF PHYSIOLOGY - Studying Animal Physiology - Experimental Methods for Exploring Physiology - Molecules, Energy, and Biosynthesis - Membranes, Channels, and Transport - PART II: PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES - The Functional Basis of Neuronal Function - Communication Along and Between Neurons - Sensing the Environment - Structural and Functional Organization of Nervous Systems - Glands and Endocrine Control: Mechanisms and Cost of Secretion - Muscles and Animal Movement - Behavior: Initiation, Patterns and Control - PART III: INTEGRATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS - Circulation - Gas Exchange and Acid-Base Balance - Ionic and Osmotic Regulation - Acquiring Energy: Feeding, Digestion, and Metabolism - Energy Expenditure: Body Size, Locomotion and Reproduction - Energetic Costs of Meeting Environmental Challenge
DAVID RANDALL, City University of Hong Kong. WARREN BURGGREN, University of North Texas. KATHLEEN FRENCH, University of California, San Diego.