Animal Physiology develops the major ideas in a simple and direct manner, stressing principles and mechanisms over the compilation of information and illustrating the functional strategies that have evolved within the bounds of chemical and physical possibility. Examples are selected from the broad spectrum of animal life, ranging from the protozoa at one end to our species and other vertebrates at the other end. Common principles, rather than exceptions, are emphasized. Thus, the more esoteric and peripheral details intentionally receive only passing attention, or none at all, so as not to distract from central ideas. Math is used where essential, but priority is given to the development of a qualitative and intuitive understanding. The chapters can be grouped into five sections.
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|About the Author||Eckert|