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Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
18 April 2016
Presents all the branches of modern animal physiology with a strong emphasis on integration of physiological knowledge, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

Animal Physiology, Fourth Edition presents all the branches of modern animal physiology, taking an entirely fresh approach to each topic. Each of the 25 main chapters starts with an animal example to engage student interest and demonstrate the value of the material that will be learned. Five briefer At Work chapters apply students' newfound physiological knowledge to curiosity-provoking and important topics, e.g. diving by marine mammals, the mechanisms of navigation, and muscle plasticity in use and disuse.

New to This Edition The Fourth Edition features key updates, expanded discussions, improved organisation, and additional pedagogical aidsGreatly enhanced genomics content is incorporated into all relevant chapters.

All figures were reviewed for pedagogical effectiveness; more than 100 figures or tables have been revised, and 33 new figures incorporated.

All chapters have been updated based on the latest literature and terminology.

Embracing opportunities for a less is more approach, hundreds of sentences and dozens of paragraphs have been improved for efficiency and effectiveness.

References to the scientific literature are in-depth and updated.

Online answers for all study questions are provided to instructors.
By:   Richard Hill, Gordon A. Wyse, Margaret Anderson
Imprint:   Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   4th edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   2.471kg
ISBN:   9781605354712
ISBN 10:   1605354716
Pages:   500
Publication Date:   18 April 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Replaced By:   9780878935628
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Richard W. Hill is Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University and a frequent Guest Investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Michigan. Apart from Sinauer Associates' editions of Animal Physiology, Dr. Hill is a coauthor of Principles of Life, 2nd edition (Sinauer, 2014) and has authored two other books on animal physiology (the second with Gordon Wyse), as well as numerous articles for scientific journals, encyclopedias, and edited volumes. Among the awards he has received are the Outstanding Faculty Award (Michigan State University Senior Class Council) and election as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholar in 2000-2001. His research interests include: temperature regulation and energetics in birds and mammals, especially neonates; and environmental physiology of marine tertiary sulfonium and quaternary ammonium compounds, especially in the contexts of biogeochemistry and animal-algal symbioses. Gordon A. Wyse is Professor of Biology Emeritus and Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, then did postdoctoral and sabbatical work at Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wyse helped found the graduate program in Neuroscience and Behavior at UMass Amherst. He has served as Associate Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and on the Editorial Board of Advances in Physiology Education. His research interests include the neural control of feeding behavior and other behavior patterns. Margaret Anderson is Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences at Smith College. After completing her Ph.D. at Stanford University, she undertook postdoctoral studies at the Universidad Catolica de Chile, Harvard University, and the University of Puerto Rico. At Smith, Dr. Anderson served as an Academic Dean, Director of the Program in Neuroscience, and premedical advisor. She is one of six founding members of the Consortium of Medical Schools and Women's Colleges, and she contributes to several efforts that encourage women and minorities in the sciences. Her research interests include the functional properties of excitable cells.

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