Principles of Animal Physiology combines clear explanations, a superior art program, and a comprehensive supplements package to set a new standard for animal physiology textbooks.
With thorough coverage of the cellular and molecular basis of animal physiology, an overarching evolutionary theme, and an emphasis on the integration of physiological systems, Christopher Moyes and Patricia Schulte present animal physiology in a current, balanced, and accessible way, allowing students to understand and retain the information. Large, carefully designed, full-color artwork guides students through complex systems and processes while in-text pedagogical tools help them learn and remember the material. The book includes the most up-to-date research on animal genetics and genomics, methods and models, and offers a broad range of vertebrate and invertebrate examples, with a student-friendly writing style that is consistently clear and engaging.
Principles of Animal Physiology comes with a complete supplements package, including an Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, a Companion Website for students, and two optional media programs - PhysioEx™ laboratory simulations and InterActive Physiology tutorials - that can be packaged with the text at a discounted price.
Integration of physiological systems gives students a deeper understanding of animal physiology.
- Chapter-opening essays explain integrative physiology in an interactive context that engages students and enhances learning.
- Integrating Systems sections at the end of each chapter in Part II describe how a function of a particular physiological system interacts with other systems.
- The endocrine system is discussed in each organ system in the Part II chapters to show its integrated role in regulating each organ system.
Consistent attention to evolution emphasizes the importance of this process.
- Evolution and Diversity boxes link chapter content to the overarching theme of evolution.
- Some chapter-opening essays provide an evolutionary context.
Thorough, up-to-date coverage of the cellular and molecular basis of physiology provides a solid introduction to recent research developments.
- Genetics and Genomics boxes examine the latest genetic research, especially as it relates to the evolution of animal physiological systems.
- Methods and Model Systems boxes discuss experimentation and the use of model systems in animal physiology.
Animal-based examples are drawn from both vertebrates and invertebrates for a varied representation of organisms.
In-chapter pedagogical aids include headline-style concept statements that help students preview and review key ideas; review questions that check student comprehension of facts and concepts; synthesis questions that require students to integrate and critically assess the material; chapter overviews and summaries; and several signpost features.
Superior art program facilitates learning by guiding students through complex physiological systems and functions.
Clear and engaging writing style captures students' attention and makes complex physiological concepts and processes easy to understand.
- Mathematical Underpinnings boxes allow students to read about the physics and mathematics underlying physiology without losing the thread of the narrative or getting bogged down in equations and quantitative material.
- Self-contained chapter reviews of chemistry, biochemistry, and cell biology can be assigned or covered in class to address the needs of students with varying levels of science background.
- Applications boxes show students how animal physiology is relevant to a variety of fields.
Comprehensive supplements package for students and instructors includes Instructor's Resource CD-ROM and a powerful Companion Website. The InterActive Physiology® 8-System Suite CD-ROM and PhysioEx™ V6.0 laboratory simulations can be packaged with the text at a discounted price.
I. THE CELLULAR BASIS OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
1. Introduction to Physiological Principles
2. Chemistry of Life
3. Cell Metabolism and Physiology
4. Hormones and Cell Signaling
5. Neuron Structure and Function
6. Cellular Movement and Muscles
II. INTEGRATING PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
7. Sensory Systems
8. Functional Organization of Nervous Systems
9. Circulatory Systems
10. Respiratory Systems
11. Ion and Water Balance
14. Thermal Biology