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Environmental Physiology of Animals Paperback – 10 Jan 2000

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  • Paperback: 666 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (10 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 063203517X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632035175
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 3 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...this second edition confirms its status as the first place I would go for guidance in unfamiliar physiological territory. Its level is perfect for undergraduates...this is a terrific text, and one that I recommend unreservedly." Andrew Clarke, British Antarctic Survey, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, August 2004 <!––end––> --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This new text provides a fresh approach to the subject of physiology, integrating comparative and environmental aspects to produce what should be a very welcome break from the traditional textbooks. The first part of the book will consider the basic aspects of comparative physiology – the concepts and mechanisms that all students will have to understand before studying the environmental physiology. The major part of the book will consider how organisms, both vertebrate and invertebrate, cope with various environments – marine, freshwater, desert, high altitude and so on. Throughout this section relevant comparative aspects will be given prominence in boxes – e.g. vision underwater, so that various interesting topics can be explored in greater depth.

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Format: Hardcover
I bought this to read alongside the physiology lectures I am taking as part of my biology course. I have found it to be extremely useful for understanding difficult topics and well worth the money. The chapters are well thought out, well written and cover every easpect of animal physiology in detail but also in a way that's not too difficult to understand. There are diagrams and charts included on every page which are great for making some of the more complex sections a lot clearer and easier to understand.

As a previous reviewer pointed out this is quite a detailed textbook with some complex language which may not suit everyone. If you want something that's short and easy to read this probably isn't the book for you but, if you want to really understand the subject then this book is what you need!
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The language is not particularly student friendly and it's all rather long winded, but the information in there is great for a course in marine biology!
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Great textbook
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fab quality
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 4 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Animal Physiology textbook 31 Jan. 2015
By C. Holly - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the best animal physiology textbook I have used, and I have used several. The figures are fantastic! There is a lot of information explained in an easy way to understand! I would highly recommend this book to anyone new or well acquainted with the field of animal physiology.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great journey into the physiology of animals in different habitats 6 Nov. 2005
By Moonfish - Published on Amazon.com
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This text takes the unique approach of looking at the physiology of animals found in different environments. E.g. one may be interested in the adaptations found in deep sea animals or in intertidal organisms? It is an excellent text with plenty of information to allow one to get a better understanding of the array of physiological adaptations needed. It is also interesting to see how different types of animals have solved the same physiological problem. Overall, it is fascinating reading! Highly recommended. It would be useful for a prospective reader to have some previous knowledge of zoology and physiology before taking on this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't need it 9 Mar. 2014
By Marissa Oldiges - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought it for my class, but didn't need it at all. It was pretty useless for me. Although it is a pretty well put-together book.
4.0 out of 5 stars Be careful you're getting the edition you want 8 Nov. 2015
By Georgina Eliot - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a comment for prospective buyers on Amazon's confusion between the first edition (2000) and the second (2004). Somehow links on the two pages, such as the link to buy a paperback copy of the 2nd edition, take you to buying pages for the first edition. As far as I can see there never was a pb edition of the second edition.
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