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Animal Physiology : Adaptation and Environment

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Cambridge University PressApr 10, – Science – pages.

Archived from the original on January 3, Schmidt-Nielsen published over scientific papers and wrote the authoritative text on animal physiology. He was educated in Oslo and Copenhagen.

Knut Schmidt-Nielsen

The result is an enlightening, cohesive, read- able, and enjoyable text by one of the world’s foremost animal physiologists. Comparing water and air. Body temperature in coldblooded animals.

Here are some of the significant changes in this second edition: References to this book Fish Swimming J. Every chapter is revised, important new information is added, and some chapters cover their subjects in greater depth than in the first edition. It is not only about how animals function, but about the problems of living and how animals solve them. There will be very few experienced physiologists who will not gain a greater understanding of their subject from this account Temperature heat and heat transfer.


NOw in its fifth edition, the textbook has been extensively updated to take Bodil Schmidt-Nielsen divorced Margareta Claesson m. The text deals with the familiar subjects of physiology: Account Options Sign in.

The book deals with such traditional physiological subjects as respiration, circulation and digestion, arranged according to major environmental features: Animal physiology Knut Schmidt-Nielsen Snippet view – Certainly made my Zoology studies a lot more enjoyable, if only other textbooks were written like this. In the chapter on metabolism, new material in- cludes discussions of the oxygen minimum layer in the ocean and of the effects of high pressure and high altitude.

It should con- tinue to appeal to teachers and students as a leading introduction to the field. In clear and stimulating style, Knut Schmidt-Nielsen introduces and develops Animal Physiology is suitable as a text for undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in physiology.

Metabolic rate and body size. Transmission and sorting of sensory information.

Animal Physiology : Knut Schmidt-Nielsen :

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Duke Professor in the Department of Physlology. In clear and stimulating style, Knut Schmidt-Nielsen introduces and develops the fundamental principles of animal physiology according to major environmental features – oxygen, food and energy, temperature, and water.


Those readers who teach physiology may wish to see a listing of changes and improvements. Transmission and sorting of sensory information.

The chapter on food and feeding contains new ma- terial on marine waxes and their importance in the food chain, on nitrogen fixation in termites and in corals, and a schmidt-nuelsen expansion of the discus- sion of noxious plant compounds and chemical defenses. Logarithmic and exponential equations. I consider this ar- rangement important, for there is no way to be a good physiologist, or a good biologist for that matter, without understanding how living or- ganisms function in their environment.

Size and problems of scaling. Why do phsyiology drink from puddles?

Knut Schmidt-Nielsen – Wikipedia

As before, I consider that the understanding of principles is more important than the mere ac- cumulation of facts that can smother in boredom the curiosity of interested young people.

The chapters on blood and circulation are expanded and clarified. Blood coagulation and hemostasis.

Born in TrondheimNorway.