Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This new book provides a highly readable account of the ways in which animals of all types cope with a cold environment - Nature; a readable, interesting and useful guide. thoroughly referenced, well illustrated. the breadth of coverage in this section is appealing. Part Two describing Behaviour, Anatomy and Physiology was thorough and contains a well written section on the anatomy and physiology of endotherms. I was particularly impressed with the extensive section covering sleep, torpor and hibernation. the book as a whole is one which thermal physiologists and others interested in the field will find of great general utility - American Zoological; .can be recommended to any biologist interested in animal life at low temperature, adn especially to those interested in animal behavior - Ethology. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: "Animal Life at Low Temperature" is concerned with the behavioural, physiological and biochemical responses of animals to cold, including details of anatomical adaptations. It draws together the results of recent research into topics such as hibernation, antifreezes in fish, the evolution of warm-bloodedness and the importance of cold to evolution and extinction. The book opens with a chapter devoted to the basic concepts of the chemistry and physics of low temperature, the biochemistry of heat production and the categorization of animals such as ectotherms and endotherms. After describing current and past temperate and arctic environments the chapters go on to describe the behaviour, anatomy and physiology of animals exposed to cold conditions. Cryobiology is dealt with in detail including the functions of fish antifreezes, thermal hysteresis proteins and cryoprotective agents. There is a large section devoted to humans, essentially tropical apes that have successfully colonized cold regions of the world by behavioural and technological means. Finally the author addresses low temperature as an agent of evolutionary change including mutation and recombination rates. Supported by numerous assimilable examples, it should provide a sound grounding for both undergraduates and research workers.
Inhaltsangabe: To humans, cold has a distinctly positive quality. 'Frostbite', 'a nip in the air', 'biting cold', all express the concept of cold as an entity which attacks the body, numbing and damaging it in the process. Probably the richness of descriptive English in this area stems from the early experiences of a group of essentially tropical apes, making their living on a cold and windswept island group half way between the Equator and the Arctic. During a scientific education we soon learn that there is no such thing as cold, only an absence of heat. Cold does not invade us; heat simply deserts. Later still we come to appreciate that temperature is a reflection of kinetic energy, and that the quantity of kinetic energy in a system is determined by the speed of molecular movement. Despite this realization, it is difficult to abandon the sensible prejudices of palaeolithic Homo sapiens shivering in his huts and caves. For example; appreciating that a polar bear is probably as comfortable when swimming from ice floe to ice floe as we are when swimming in the summer Mediterranean is not easy; understanding the thermal sensa tions of a 'cold-blooded' earthworm virtually impossible. We must always be wary of an anthropocentric attitude when considering the effects of cold on other species.
Buchbeschreibung Springer, 1991. Buchzustand: Good. 1992nd Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP13706652
Buchbeschreibung Springer, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. This item is printed on demand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0412403501
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97804124035074.0
Buchbeschreibung Springer, 1991. Buchzustand: Good. 1992nd Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94152590
Buchbeschreibung Chapman and Hall, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Large 8vo , i-xi , 246 pp , diagrams . Laminated boards as issued . Presentation copy from the author inscribed on fly leaf . Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5058958
Buchbeschreibung Springer, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-227-10-0648400
Buchbeschreibung Springer, 1991. Buchzustand: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. , 550grams, ISBN:9780412403507. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6393511
Buchbeschreibung Springer, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Hardcover, tight binding, clean pages. No marks or highlighting. Excellent condition!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BELA4-517M
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Animal Life at Low Temperature. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Grb0954631
Buchbeschreibung Springer, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HH-227-10-0648400