Synopses & Reviews
Building on their last revision of Roger Eckert's best-selling text, the author team of Randall, Burggren, and French are back and breathing new life into Animal Physiology. The Fifth Edition highlights the latest breakthroughs in the field and offers refreshing new themes, all the while staying true to the enduring strengths that have made the book a longtime market-leader. With this edition more student help has also been included.
This fifth edition of "Eckert Animal Physiology" highlights breakthroughs in the field. It presents information about specific physiological systems at all levels of organization, from moleular interactions to interactions between an organism and its environment.
This classic animal physiology text focuses on comparative examples that illustrate the general principles of physiology at all levels of organization—from molecular mechanisms to regulated physiological systems to whole organisms in their environment.
Table of Contents
PART I PRINCIPLES OF PHYSIOLOGY
1. Studying Animal Physiology
2. Experimental Methods for Exploring Physiology
3. Molecules, Energy, and Biosynthesis
4. Membranes, Channels, and Transport
PART II PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES
5. The Functional Basis of Neuronal Function
6. Communication Along and Between Neurons
7. Sensing the Environment
8. Structural and Functional Organization of Nervous Systems
9. Glands and Endocrine Control: Mechanisms and Cost of Secretion
10. Muscles and Animal Movement
11. Behavior: Initiation, Patterns and Control
PART III INTEGRATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
13. Gas Exchange and Acid-Base Balance
14. Ionic and Osmotic Regulation
15. Acquiring Energy: Feeding, Digestion, and Metabolism
16. Energy Expenditure: Body Size, Locomotion and Reproduction
17. Energetic Costs of Meeting Environmental Challenge