Conceptual Breakthroughs in Comparative Animal Physiology

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Comparative Animal Physiology
Author: James Hicks,Tobias Wang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-12-01
ISBN: 012817367X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Comparative Animal Physiology Book Excerpt:

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Comparative Physiology focuses on milestones and research achievements in comparative animal physiology. The book looks at the future of the field, illustrating how advances in technology continue to help us understand how animals work and adapt to their environments. Written by a leading expert in comparative physiology, the book follows the chronological order of discoveries and developments in the field. It covers the origins of comparative physiology in the 16th century, moving on to describe new topics such as developmental, diving and renal physiology. In addition, it examines new developments in ecological physiology and the birth of evolutionary physiology. This is an essential resource for undergraduates, graduate students and researchers interested in physiology with its comprehensive synopsis on the field’s foundational history and significant advances. Provides a single-source, historical overview of the field Examines more than 70 significant achievements in the history of comparative animal physiology Written in a comprehensive and easy-to-read format

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior
Author: Michael D. Breed
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2017-01-25
ISBN: 0128095458
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior Book Excerpt:

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior highlights, through concise summaries, the most important discoveries and scientific revolutions in animal behavior. These are assessed for their relative impact on the field and their significance to the forward motion of the science of animal behavior. Eighty short essays capture the moment when a new concept emerged or a publication signaled a paradigm shift. How the new understanding came about is explained, and any continuing controversy or scientific conversation on the issue is highlighted. Behavior is a rich and varied field, drawing on genetics, evolution, physiology, and ecology to inform its principles, and this book embraces the wealth of knowledge that comes from the unification of these fields around the study of animals in motion. The chronological organization of the essays makes this an excellent overview of the history of animal behavior, ethology, and behavioral ecology. The work includes such topics as Darwin’s role in shaping the study of animal behavior, the logic of animal contests, cognition, empathy in animals, and animal personalities. Succinct accounts of new revelations about behavior through scientific investigation and scrutiny reveal the fascinating story of this field. Similar to Dr. John Avise’s Contemporary Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics, the work is structured into vignettes that describe the conceptual revolution and assess the impact of the conceptual change, with a score, which ranges from 1-10, providing an assessment of the impact of the new findings on contemporary science. Features a lively, brisk writing style and brief entries to enable easy, enjoyable access to this essential information Includes topics that cover the range of behavioral biology from mechanism to behavioral ecology Can also be used as supplemental material for an undergraduate animal behavior course, or as the foundational text for an upper level or graduate discussion course in advanced animal behavior

Analytical Techniques

Analytical Techniques
Author: T.P. Mommsen,Peter W. Hochachka
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 008093322X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Techniques Book Excerpt:

This third volume in the series covers such topics as anaesthetics, cannulation and injection techniques, and surgery. The book will be invaluable to fisheries scientists, aquaculturists, and animal biochemists, physiologists and endocrinologists; it will provide researchers and students with a pertinent information source from theoretical and experimental angles.

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives
Author: T.P. Mommsen,Peter W. Hochachka
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 0080934285
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives Book Excerpt:

This new series on The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Fishes grew out of the demand for state-of-the-art review articles in a rapidly expanding field of research. Up to the present, most research literature on biochemistry involved rats and humans, but new breakthroughs in the piscine setting have indicated that the field is ready for a review series of its own. Because of funding and experimental availability restrictions, most research in the field has dealt with fish and insects. Within the insect field, comparative biochemistry and comparative physiology have proceeded along independent paths as opposed to the piscine field, where the tendency has been for the latter to envelop the former. This volume sets out to make comparative biochemistry and comparative physiology independent of each other within the piscine setting, another important rationale for this review series as well as detailing the phylogenetic evolution of fishes. The goal of the series is to provide researchers and students with an appropriate balance between experimental results and theoretical concepts.

Climate Change and Environmental Concerns Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Climate Change and Environmental Concerns  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2018-04-06
ISBN: 1522554882
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Environmental Concerns Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Book Excerpt:

The existence of the human race has created inevitable effects on our surrounding environment. To prevent further harm to the world’s ecosystems, it becomes imperative to assess mankind’s impact on and create sustainability initiatives to maintain the world’s ecosystems. Climate Change and Environmental Concerns: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the environmental effects of climate change on human health, and the mitigation of climate change on both a local and global level. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as sustainable land use, greenhouse gas effects, and environmental education, this publication is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, government officials, upper-level students, and academics interested in emerging research on climate change.

Animal as Machine

Animal as Machine
Author: Michel Anctil
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-04-15
ISBN: 022801221X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal as Machine Book Excerpt:

Through the ages natural historians have puzzled over how animals work, wavering between a vitalist belief in a soul animating bodily functions and a mechanistic outlook in which animal body parts are seen as pieces of organic machinery. Animal as Machine explores the life, work, and ideas of scientists who, branding themselves as physiologists, subscribed to mechanistic concepts to explain how animals acquire and process food, breathe, circulate their blood, and sense their environment. As medical physiology thrived in the nineteenth century, zoologists struggled to forge their own distinctive physiology predicated on understanding animal functions in a context of environmental adaptation and evolutionary forces. Physiological schools with distinct emphases that shaped their outlook sprang up around the world. Dividing their time between fieldwork in marine stations and laboratory experimentation, animal physiologists stood in awe of the diversity and ingenuity of the functional strategies by which animals survived. Animal as Machine tells a remarkable and insightful story of the larger-than-life personalities and gripping historical episodes that marked the emergence and blossoming of animal physiology.

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives
Author: T.P. Mommsen,Peter W. Hochachka
Publsiher: Elsevier Science
Total Pages: 362
Release: 1991-09-19
ISBN: 9780444891242
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives Book Excerpt:

This new series on The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Fishes grew out of the demand for state-of-the-art review articles in a rapidly expanding field of research. Up to the present, most research literature on biochemistry involved rats and humans, but new breakthroughs in the piscine setting have indicated that the field is ready for a review series of its own. Because of funding and experimental availability restrictions, most research in the field has dealt with fish and insects. Within the insect field, comparative biochemistry and comparative physiology have proceeded along independent paths as opposed to the piscine field, where the tendency has been for the latter to envelop the former. This volume sets out to make comparative biochemistry and comparative physiology independent of each other within the piscine setting, another important rationale for this review series as well as detailing the phylogenetic evolution of fishes. The goal of the series is to provide researchers and students with an appropriate balance between experimental results and theoretical concepts.

Development and Evolution of Brain Size

Development and Evolution of Brain Size
Author: Martine Hahn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 0323151531
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development and Evolution of Brain Size Book Excerpt:

Development and Evolution of Brain Size: Behavioral Implications contains the proceedings of a symposium entitled ""Development and Evolution of Brain Size: Behavioral Implications,"" held at William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey, in April 1978. The papers explore the relationship between evolution and development and its implications for brain size and behavior. This book is comprised of 18 chapters and begins with an overview of the brain-behavior relationship, with emphasis on the importance of brain size for behavior; the effects of genetic selection for brain size on brain substructures and behavior; and whether genetic and environmental manipulations of brain size have similar consequences. The next two chapters explain evolutionary theory and the evolution of the human brain as well as diversity in brain size. A general model for brain evolution that offers some synthetic possibilities for approaching the questions of brain evolution, size, allometry, and reorganization is then described. The correlation between cerebral indices and behavioral differences is also discussed, along with biochemical correlates of selective breeding for brain size. The results of an experiment that assessed the effects of early undernutrition on brain and behavior of developing mice are presented. This monograph should be of interest to students and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines, including evolutionary biology and clinical psychology.

Molecular Biology Frontiers

Molecular Biology Frontiers
Author: T.P. Mommsen,Peter W. Hochachka
Publsiher: Elsevier Science
Total Pages: 492
Release: 1993-12-01
ISBN: 9780444816634
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Biology Frontiers Book Excerpt:

This second volume in the series covers such topics as DNA fingerprinting of fishes, the cytochromes P450 in fish, the molecular biology of bacterial fish diseases, and new insights into the origins of the diversity and distribution of fish antifreeze proteins. The book will be of great value to fisheries scientists, animal biochemists, physiologists and endocrinologists, and aquaculturists. It will provide researchers and students alike with a pertinent information source from theoretical and experimental angles.

Environmental and Ecological Biochemistry

Environmental and Ecological Biochemistry
Author: Peter W. Hochachka,T. P. Mommsen
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 455
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental and Ecological Biochemistry Book Excerpt:

This third volume in the series covers such topics as anaesthetics, cannulation and injection techniques, and surgery. The book will be invaluable to fisheries scientists, aquaculturists, and animal biochemists, physiologists and endocrinologists; it will provide researchers and students with a pertinent information source from theoretical and experimental angles.

Plant Physiology 75th Anniversary

Plant Physiology 75th Anniversary
Author: Natasha V. Raikhel
Publsiher: Amer Society of Plant physiologists
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Journal of Experimental Biology

The Journal of Experimental Biology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This Is Biology

This Is Biology
Author: Ernst Mayr
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 1998-09-15
ISBN: 9780674884694
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Biology Book Excerpt:

"(A) lively book . . . on how biologists study living things. . . . Its range is enormous. . . . This is an old-fashioned book, to be read slowly, more than once, and to be thought about afterward".--Ann Finkbeiner, "The New York Times Book Review". Chart.

The Ins and Outs of Breathing

The Ins and Outs of Breathing
Author: Norman L. Jones
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2011-07
ISBN: 1462030068
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ins and Outs of Breathing Book Excerpt:

Breathing, one of our most essential bodily functions, is central to the proper working of the body and to your quality of life. Taking a wider view, the lungs are the only major system in direct contact with the environment, serving to protect the body with a variety of defenses, but also taking the brunt of the onslaught, when the air we breathe is toxic. The Ins and Outs of Breathing is the result of Dr. Norman Jones?s fifty-year odyssey to understand how the lung works and the science of breathing. Jones traces the struggles of scientists from Leonardo to the present day as they pieced together the structure of the lungs. He examines the effect of changes in breathing and its secondary effects on other body systems. Understand how breathing influences many bodily functions, from our muscles, brain, and even the immune system. Discover how Everest was climbed without oxygen, how Roger Bannister ran the first four-minute mile, and how SCUBA allows you to enjoy underwater exploration. Find the evidence to convince you or your friends to stop smoking. See all the different ways in which animals, marine creatures and birds breathe. Gain insights into asthma, COPD, and other lung complaints. Discover what makes your partner snore at night, and what to do about it. Accessible and wide-ranging, this layman?s guide to the lungs can help you appreciate the many meanings of inspiration.

Canadian Journal of Zoology

Canadian Journal of Zoology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Animal Behaviour Abstracts

Animal Behaviour Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Animal behavior
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Conceptual History of Modern Embryology

A Conceptual History of Modern Embryology
Author: Scott F. Gilbert
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 1461568234
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Conceptual History of Modern Embryology Book Excerpt:

"Glory to the science of embryology!" So Johannes Holtfreter closed his letter to this editor when he granted permission to publish his article in this volume. And glory there is: glory in the phenomenon of animals developing their complex morphologies from fertilized eggs, and glory in the efforts of a relatively small group of scientists to understand these wonderful events. Embryology is unique among the biological disciplines, for it denies the hegemony of the adult and sees value (indeed, more value) in the stages that lead up to the fully developed organism. It seeks the origin, and not merely the maintenance, of the body. And if embryology is the study of the embryo as seen over time, the history of embryology is a second-order derivative, seeing how the study of embryos changes over time. As Jane Oppenheimer pointed out, "Sci ence, like life itself, indeed like history, itself, is a historical phenomenon. It can build itself only out of its past. " Thus, there are several ways in which embryology and the history of embryology are similar. Each takes a current stage of a developing entity and seeks to explain the paths that brought it to its present condition. Indeed, embryology used to be called Entwicklungsgeschichte, the developmental history of the organism. Both embryology and its history interpret the interplay between internal factors and external agents in the causation of new processes and events.

Abstracts

Abstracts
Author: A. D. F. Addink,N. Spronk
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483190439
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abstracts Book Excerpt:

Exogenous and Endogenous Influences on Metabolic & Neural Control, Volume 2 presents lectures and posters on feeding; respiration; reproduction; and activity and energy supply in muscles. The book also contains lectures and posters on ion and osmoregulation, perception, and orientation.

Biographical Dictionary of Psychology

Biographical Dictionary of Psychology
Author: Noel Sheehy,Antony J. Chapman,Wenday A. Conroy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN: 1136798854
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biographical Dictionary of Psychology Book Excerpt:

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

30 Second Zoology

30 Second Zoology
Author: Mark Fellowes
Publsiher: Ivy Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN: 0711254656
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

30 Second Zoology Book Excerpt:

Endowed with abundant water, extraordinary ecoystems, varied climates and biomes, our planet is teeming with creatures, great and small. What produced this rich diversity? How have so many species formed, evolved and adapted? What effects are humans having on the rest of the animal kingdom and on the natural environment we share? 30-Second Zoology explains the diversification process of evolution, then introduces the main groups of invertebrates and vertebrates. Breathing, seeing, communicating and other key features of animal physiology and behaviour are explored, as are the ecological relationships between Earth’s myriad species – the predators, the prey, the parasites and the positively poisonous – before assessing the anthropogenic effects of pollution, over-harvesting and a changing climate. Covering everything from the origins of life and the most basic of organisms, all the way through to the more complex creatures that we recognise today, 30-Second Zoology aims to showcase the most fantastic examples of life on our earth, all in 300 words and one stunning illustration per topic.