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Animal Physiology (International 5th edition)
Animal Physiology (International 5th edition)

Animal Physiology (International 5th edition)

Richard Hill
  • New co-author, Daniel Cavanaugh (Loyola University Chicago), joins the team. All chapters on neurons and nervous systems provide updated content and pedagogy, including extensive reorganization and streamlining of chapters on neurons and synapses, enhanced coverage of sensory physiology and the vertebrate central nervous system, and updated discussion of the cellular-molecular mechanisms of circadian clocks.
  • Enhanced genomics and molecular content-including a new section on proteins as molecular machines-is incorporated while retaining focus on the whole animal and ecological relations.
  • Physiological implications of global change are discussed in new or expanded treatments of temperature, aridity, and environmental O2 availability and pH.
  • Revised and updated sections on muscle mechanics clarify how the organ-level properties of muscle such as length, contraction speed, and architecture influence organismal performance.
  • Electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation are presented with all-new artwork; content on endocrine environmental physiology is greatly enhanced; sections on altitude physiology are completely rewritten to reflect current progress; treatment of epigenetics is expanded, including epigenetic effects on the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis; metabolomic insights into hibernation are incorporated; tracheal breathing systems, open circulatory systems, diving by marine mammals, and comparative mammalian kidney architecture (and functional implications) are illustrated with new, cutting-edge images; evolution of osmoregulation is discussed with the latest insights from species with multiple freshwater colonization events.
  • All figures have been reviewed for pedagogical effectiveness and increased accessibility: more than 140 figures have been revised and over 50 new figures incorporated, plus greatly enhanced use of drawings and photos to familiarize readers with the animals under study.
  • New to the International Fifth Edition and available on the Oxford Learning Link site, a curated list with links to over 130+ relevant and engaging videos to be used in lecture presentation.
  • Embracing opportunities for a "less is more" approach, hundreds of sentences and dozens of paragraphs have been improved for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Word counts have been reduced by 5-10% in virtually all chapters to streamline presentation and permit a more open design format.

Comprehensive, contemporary, and engaging, Animal Physiology provides evolutionary and ecological context to help students make connections across all levels of physiological scale. One of the major challenges instructors and students face in Animal Physiology is making connections across levels of biological scale. Animal Physiology addresses this challenge by providing ecological and evolutionary context to the study of physiology at all levels of organization: genome, molecular biology, biochemistry, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. Hill's inclusion of ecology and evolution helps readers gain a holistic perspective on animal function and sets Animal Physiology apart from texts that focus more narrowly on physiology. Hill's Animal Physiology is trusted by instructors and students because of its authoritative, current, engaging, and lavishly illustrated presentation.


Part I Fundamentals of Physiology
Chapter 1 Animals and Environments: Function on the Ecological Stage
Chapter 2 Molecules and Cells in Animal Physiology
Chapter 3 Genomics, Proteomics, and Related Approaches to Physiology
Chapter 4 Physiological Development and Epigenetics
Chapter 5 Transport of Solutes and Water
Part II Food, Energy, and Temperature
Chapter 6 Nutrition, Feeding, and Digestion
Chapter 7 Energy Metabolism
Chapter 8 Aerobic and Anaerobic Forms of Metabolism
Chapter 9 The Energetics of Aerobic Activity
Chapter 10 Thermal Relations
Chapter 11 Food, Energy, and Temperature AT WORK: The Lives of Mammals in Frigid Places
Part III Integrating Systems

Chapter 12 Neurons
Chapter 13 Synapses
Chapter 14 Sensory Processes
Chapter 15 Nervous System Organization and Biological Clocks
Chapter 16 Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Physiology
Chapter 17 Reproduction
Chapter 18 Integrating Systems AT WORK: Animal Navigation
Part IV Movement and Muscle
Chapter 19 Control of Movement
Chapter 20 Muscle
Chapter 21 Movement and Muscle AT WORK: Plasticity in Response to Use and Disuse
Part V Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Internal Transport
Chapter 22 Introduction to Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Physiology
Chapter 23 External Respiration: The Physiology of Breathing
Chapter 24 Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Body Fluids (with an Introduction to Acid-Base Physiology)
Chapter 25 Circulation
Chapter 26 Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Internal Transport AT WORK: Diving by Marine Mammals
Part VI Water, Salts, and Excretion
Chapter 27 Water and Salt Physiology: Introduction and Mechanisms
Chapter 28 Water and Salt Physiology of Animals in Their Environments
Chapter 29 Kidneys and Excretion (with Notes on Nitrogen Excretion)
Chapter 30 Water, Salts, and Excretion AT WORK: Mammals of Deserts and Dry Savannas
Appendix A The Système International and Other Units of Measure
Appendix B Prefixes Indicating Orders of Magnitude
Appendix C Gases at Standard Temperature and Pressure
Appendix D Logarithms
Appendix E Exponential and Allometric Equations
Appendix F Phylogenetically Independent Contrasts
Appendix G The Standard Amino Acids
Appendix H Basic Physics Terms
Appendix I Summary of Major Bloodborne Hormones in Mammals


About the author: 

Richard W. Hill, Michigan State University Margaret Anderson, Emerita, Smith College Daniel Cavanaugh, Loyola University Chicago

Product details

ISBN : 9780197553602

Richard Hill
906 Pages
236 x 277 mm
Pub date
Dec 2022
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Animal Physiology (International 5th edition)

Animal Physiology (International 5th edition)

Animal Physiology (International 5th edition)