Environmental Physiology of Animals 2nd Edition is available to download free in pdf / epub format.
The new and updated edition of this accessible text provides a comprehensive overview of the comparative physiology of animals within an environmental context. Analyses and integrates problems and adaptations for each kind of environment: marine, seashore and estuary, freshwater, terrestrial and parasitic. Provides modern molecular biology insights into the mechanistic basis of adaptation, and takes the level of analysis beyond the cell to the membrane, enzyme and gene. Incorporates more varied material from a wide range of animal types, with less of a focus purely on terrestrial reptiles, birds and mammals and rather more about the spectacularly successful strategies of invertebrates.