Comparative Physiology of Thermoregulation: Special Aspects by G. Causey Whittow

By G. Causey Whittow

Comparative body structure of Thermoregulation, quantity III: targeted elements of Thermoregulation makes an attempt to do 3 issues: It completes the taxonomic association of the 1st volumes, with a bankruptcy at the ""primitive"" mammals. It bargains with specific elements of thermoregulation. Aquatic mammals has to be thought of during this classification simply because they're the one ""warm-blooded"" animals that stay in a medium which has an incredible cooling energy in comparison with that of air. Torpidity is a dramatic thermoregulatory phenomenon displayed through in simple terms sure teams of mammals, whereas the infant mammal faces particular difficulties in thermoregulation that distinguish it from the grownup. ultimately, the final bankruptcy enhances the association of the 1st volumes via its therapy of the evolution of thermoregulation from the point of view of physiological structures instead of periods of animals.
It used to be at the beginning was hoping that this three-volume treatise would offer an invaluable reference paintings for the comparative physiologist. The reception accorded to the 1st volumes means that this wish has been mostly learned. besides the fact that, it seems that the books have their maximum attract these engaged within the examine of physiological ecology, and this lends to the paintings a foreign money which was once now not fullyyt expected on the time of its conception.

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