Conceptual Breakthroughs in Comparative Animal Physiology Book

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Comparative Animal Physiology

  • Author : James Hicks
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128173671

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Comparative Animal Physiology 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 Book

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior

  • Author : Michael D. Breed
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128095454

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior 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

Physiological Adaptations in Vertebrates Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Physiological Adaptations in Vertebrates

  • Author : Alan Hargens
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1991-10-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0824785584

Physiological Adaptations in Vertebrates Excerpt :

This volume originates from a symposium held in Copenhagen in June 1989 to commemorate Kjell Johansen, who died March 4, 1987. The volume begins with a nonscientific but fascinating glimpse at Kjell, followed by an overview of the kinds of physiology that interested him, i.e. adaptational, environme

Observed Brain Dynamics Book
Score: 4
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Observed Brain Dynamics

  • Author : Partha Mitra
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-12-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198039631

Observed Brain Dynamics Excerpt :

The biomedical sciences have recently undergone revolutionary change, due to the ability to digitize and store large data sets. In neuroscience, the data sources include measurements of neural activity measured using electrode arrays, EEG and MEG, brain imaging data from PET, fMRI, and optical imaging methods. Analysis, visualization, and management of these time series data sets is a growing field of research that has become increasingly important both for experimentalists and theorists interested in brain function. Written by investigators who have played an important role in developing the subject and in its pedagogical exposition, the current volume addresses the need for a textbook in this interdisciplinary area. The book is written for a broad spectrum of readers ranging from physical scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians wishing to educate themselves about neuroscience, to biologists who would like to learn time series analysis methods in particular and refresh their mathematical and statistical knowledge in general, through self-pedagogy. It may also be used as a supplement for a quantitative course in neurobiology or as a textbook for instruction on neural signal processing. The first part of the book contains a set of essays meant to provide conceptual background which are not technical and shall be generally accessible. Salient features include the adoption of an active perspective of the nervous system, an emphasis on function, and a brief survey of different theoretical accounts in neuroscience. The second part is the longest in the book, and contains a refresher course in mathematics and statistics leading up to time series analysis techniques. The third part contains applications of data analysis techniques to the range of data sources indicated above (also available as part of the Chronux data analysis platform from, and the fourth part contains special topics.

Animal as Machine Book

Animal as Machine

  • Author : Michel Anctil
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2022-04-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780228012221

Animal as Machine 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.

Analytical Techniques Book

Analytical Techniques

  • Author : T.P. Mommsen
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 718
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080933221

Analytical Techniques 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.

Environmental Physiology of Animals Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Environmental Physiology of Animals

  • Author : Pat Willmer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-03-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444309225

Environmental Physiology of Animals Excerpt :

The new and updated edition of this accessible text provides a comprehensive overview of the comparative physiology of animals within an environmental context. Includes two brand new chapters on Nerves and Muscles and the Endocrine System. Discusses both comparative systems physiology and environmental physiology. Analyses and integrates problems and adaptations for each kind of environment: marine, seashore and estuary, freshwater, terrestrial and parasitic. Examines mechanisms and responses beyond physiology. Applies an evolutionary perspective to the analysis of environmental adaptation. Provides modern molecular biology insights into the mechanistic basis of adaptation, and takes the level of analysis beyond the cell to the membrane, enzyme and gene. Incorporates more varied material from a wide range of animal types, with less of a focus purely on terrestrial reptiles, birds and mammals and rather more about the spectacularly successful strategies of invertebrates. A companion site for this book with artwork for downloading is available at:

Your Inner Fish Book
Score: 2.5
From 21 Ratings

Your Inner Fish

  • Author : Neil Shubin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307277459

Your Inner Fish Excerpt :

A fascinating chronicle of the evolution of humankind traces the genetic history of the organs of the human body, offering a revealing correlation between the distant past and present-day human anatomy and physiology, behavior, illness, and DNA. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives Book

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives

  • Author : T.P. Mommsen
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080934280

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives 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.

Animal Physiology Book

Animal Physiology

  • Author : Richard W. Hill
  • Publisher : Sinauer Associates Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2008-04-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 762
  • ISBN 10 : 0878933980

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Plant Physiology 75th Anniversary Book

Plant Physiology 75th Anniversary

  • Author : Natasha V. Raikhel
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Plant physiologists
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89077299824

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Animal Behavior Book

Animal Behavior

  • Author : Michael D. Breed
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0128195584

Animal Behavior Excerpt :

Animal Behavior, Third Edition covers animal behavior from its neurological underpinnings to the importance of behavior in conservation. The book's authors, Michael Breed and Janice Moore, bring almost 60 years of combined experience as university professors, much of that teaching animal behavior. Chapters cover this social behavior and the relationship between parasites, pathogens and behavior. Thoughtful coverage has also been given to foraging behavior, mating and parenting behavior, anti-predator behavior, and learning. The book addresses the physiological foundations of behavior in a way that is both accessible and inviting, with each chapter beginning with learning objectives and ending with thought-provoking questions. Additionally, special terms and definitions are highlighted throughout, making this book an essential work for students and academic seeking a foundation in the field. Provides a rich resource on animal science and behavior for students and professors from a wide range of life science disciplines Features updated and revised chapters, with new case studies and high-definition illustrations Highlights new focuses on animal welfare issues and companion animal behavior

The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead Book

The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead

  • Author : Hans Joas
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-17
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226377131

The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead Excerpt :

George Herbert Mead is widely considered one of the most influential American philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work remains vibrant and relevant to many areas of scholarly inquiry today. The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead brings together a range of scholars who provide detailed analyses of Mead’s importance to innovative fields of scholarship, including cognitive science, environmental studies, democratic epistemology, and social ethics, non-teleological historiography, and the history of the natural and social sciences. Edited by well-respected Mead scholars Hans Joas and Daniel R. Huebner, the volume as a whole makes a coherent statement that places Mead in dialogue with current research, pushing these domains of scholarship forward while also revitalizing the growing literature on an author who has an ongoing and major influence on sociology, psychology, and philosophy.

Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology Book

Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology

  • Author : Brad Piekkola
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2016-12-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473987197

Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology Excerpt :

This book covers key movements that helped to shape psychology – from the early philosophical debate between rationalism and empiricism or realists and antirealists through to the emergence of psychology as a science and the ongoing debates about ‘objectivity’ and ‘truth’ and what a science of psychology should be. Often nuanced and complex, the author examines major conceptual issues in the history of psychology that continue to be debated and influence public policy and lay understanding. The latter stages of the book explore notions of individuality, hereditarianism, critical psychology, and feminist perspectives. While deeply rooted in human history, it is made clear that psychology, how it is conceived and practiced, has a bearing on our understanding of what it is to be human. Accessible, objective and above all comprehensive, this book will help students locate psychology in the wider field of science and understand the forces that continue to shape and define it.

Understanding Mammalian Locomotion Book

Understanding Mammalian Locomotion

  • Author : John E. A. Bertram
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-01-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119113737

Understanding Mammalian Locomotion Excerpt :

Understanding Mammalian Locomotion will formally introduce the emerging perspective of collision dynamics in mammalian terrestrial locomotion and explain how it influences the interpretation of form and functional capabilities. The objective is to bring the reader interested in the function and mechanics of mammalian terrestrial locomotion to a sophisticated conceptual understanding of the relevant mechanics and the current debate ongoing in the field.