In this revised and updated edition of the acclaimed text Animal Physiology, the In clear and stimulating style, Knut Schmidt-Nielsen introduces and develops. Animal Physiology by Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Animal physiology: adaptation and environment / Knut Schmidt-Nielsen Animal Physiology is the acclaimed textbook by Knut Schmidt-Nielsen for all.

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As with previous editions, students, teachers as well as researchers will find this book a valuable and enjoyable companion to course work and research.

There will be very few experienced physiologists who will not gain a greater understanding of their subject from this account Selected pages Page 3. He became a student in the laboratory of August Krogh in Copenhagen in How do animals work? Power Limited preview – The book is used all over the world, and its annimal coverage and clear schmid-tnielsen are unparalleled.

Archived from the original on NOw in its fifth edition, the textbook has been extensively updated to take into account recent developments in the field. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Animal Physiology : Adaptation and Environment

The respiration chapters contain new material on fish respiration, on lungless salamanders, and schmidf-nielsen the oxygen supply to birds’ eggs. In clear and stimulating style, Knut Schmidt-Nielsen introduces and develops the fundamental principles of animal physiology according to major environmental features – oxygen, food and energy, temperature, and water. New concepts on the biological impor- tance.


Schmidt-Nielsen is widely recognized as having made significant contributions to ecophysiology. In this revised and updated edition of the acclaimed text Animal Physiology, the answers are revealed. Other editions – View all Animal Physiology: Tolerance to cold and freezing. It is not only about how animals function, but about the problems of living and how animals solve them.

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The aquatic environment Transmission and sorting of sensory information. Views Read Edit View history. Here are some of the significant changes in this second edition: Size and problems of scaling.

Cambridge University Press Amazon. Body temperature in coldblooded animals. These subjects are treated in thirteen chapters, arranged according to major en- vironmental features: This fourth edition has been updated in all chapters where there is essential new information, yet the general outline of the book remains the same. Numerous new references and figures have been added, and the use of color to highlight illustrations and text guides the reader through each chapter.

The chapters on temperature and heat problems contain new material on thermal tolerance and heat death. The result is an enlightening, cohesive, read- able, and enjoyable text by one of the world’s foremost animal physiologists.

Blood coagulation and hemostasis. Size and problems of scaling.

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References and Additional reading. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Cambridge University PressJun 9, – Science. Logarithmic and exponential equations.


Knut Schmidt-Nielsen September 24, — January 25, [1] was a prominent figure schmidt-nieksen the field of comparative physiology and Professor of Physiology Emeritus at Duke University. Certainly made my Zoology studies a lot more enjoyable, if only other textbooks were written like this. Brilliant book, easy to understand and a pleasure to read. Journal of Experimental Biology. Temperature heat and heat transfer.

As a new feature, each chapter now begins with a brief synopsis, outlining its essential features and the fundamental principles to be discussed.

Animal Physiology is the acclaimed textbook by Knut Schmidt-Nielsen for all undergraduate and graduate courses in physiology. The book is written for the student who wants to know what animals do and how they do it.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Why do moths drink from puddles? How nerve cells function. Retrieved from ” https: The treatment of problems of scaling and body size is completely revised. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The knur of the book is unchanged from the previous edition, but every chapter has been updated to take into account recent developments, with numerous new references and figures.