Originally published in 1982, this book was designed to supplement Knut Schmidt-Nielsen's Animal Physiology. Using Schmidt-Nielsen's comparative approach to the study of animal form function, the text pursues in greater detail topics introduced in Animal Physiology. Like the textbook, the Companion is organised according to major environmental features: oxygen, food and energy, temperature, and water, concluding with a section on movement and structure. The papers brought together in this volume were presented in July 1980 to honour Smith-Nielsen's sixty-fifth birthday, at the Fifth International Conference on Comparative Physiology, held in Sandbjerg, Denmark.
List of participants; About this book; About Knut Schmidt-Nielsen; Part I. Oxygen: Overview; 1. A model for comparing gas-exchange systems in vertebrates Peter Scheid; 2. Mount Everest and beyond: breathing air Pierre Dejours; 3. The pathway for oxygen: lung to mitochondria Ewald R. Weibel; 4. A model for evaluating diffusion limitation in gas-exchange organs of vertebrates Johannes Piiper; 5. Oxygen transport in vertebrate blood: challenges Peter Lutz; 6. Strategies of blood acid-base control in ectothermic vertebrates Donald C. Jackson; 7. Blood, circulation, and the rise of air-breathing: passes and bypasses Kjell Johansen; Part II. Food and Energy: Overview; 8. Nutrition, growth, and aging: some new ideas Denis Bellamy; 9. Comparison of embryonic development in birds and mammals: birth weight, time, and cost Hermann Rahn; 10. Anaerobic metabolism: living without oxygen P. W. Hochachka; 11. How marine mammals dive G. L. Kooyman; 12. Scaling limits of metabolism to body size: implications for animal design C. Richard Taylor; Part III. Temperature: Overview; 13. The circadian rhythm of body temperature as a function of body size Jurgen Aschoff; 14. Temperature regulation in exercising birds Marvin H. Bernstein; 15. Behavioral and autonomic thermoregulation in terrestrial ectotherms Eugene C. Crawford, Jr.; 16. Warm fish Francis G. Carey; Part IV. Water: Overview; 17. Roles of vertebrate skin in osmoregulation P. J. Bentley; 18. Salt glands: a perspective and prospective view M. Peaker; 19. Renal countercurrent mechanicms, or how to get something for (almost) nothing Reinier Beeuwkes III; 20. Insects: small size and osmoregulation Simon Maddrell; Part V. Movement and Structure: Overview; 21. Size, shape, and structure for running and flight R. McN. Alexander; 22. Structural systems: hydrostats and frameworks Stephen A. Wainwright; 23. Weightlessness: from Galileo to Apollo Claude Lenfant and Shou-teh Chiang; Index.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 23rd August 1982
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.56