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Animal Physiology 2e

ISBN-13: 9781111988715 / ISBN-10: 1111988714

From Genes to Organisms, International Edition
Lauralee Sherwood, West Virginia University
Hillar Klandorf, West Virginia University
Paul Yancey, Whitman College
Published by Cengage Learning, ©2013
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Keep up with today's rapid advances in the biological sciences with ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY: FROM GENES TO ORGANISMS, 2E, International Edition! With coverage of animal species that will be relevant to your animal-related career, this biology text provides you with the tools you need to succeed. Boxes found throughout the text such as Molecular Biology and Genomics, Beyond the Basics, Challenges and Controversies, Unanswered Questions, and A Closer Look at Adaptation give you examples of cutting-edge research and help you see how what you are learning applies to the real world. Check Your Understanding questions after each major section help you review the main ideas as you read. Each chapter then ends with a Chapter Summary, a set of Review, Synthesize, and Analyze questions, and a list of Suggested Readings for further study.


  • ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY, 2E, International Edition''s primary organization is according to body system, but it also provides coverage of cellular, molecular, and genomic topics in early chapters, and incorporates this information throughout the text as a basis for understanding organ function.
  • Each chapter includes an overview of major evolutionary events and selective forces. All topics have been placed in a biological context that melds the proximate (mechanistic) approach of traditional physiology with the evolutionary explanations behind them, in order to discuss not only the power of natural selection, but also the often seemingly illogical details of life.
  • The authors include both analogies and frequent references to everyday experiences to help students relate to the physiology concepts presented.
  • Special breakout boxes pique the interest of students and encourage critical thinking, including "Molecular Biology and Genomics," "Beyond the Basics," "Challenges and Controversies," "Unanswered Questions," and "A Closer Look at Adaptation."

1. Homeostasis and Integration: The Foundations of Physiology.
2. Cellular and Molecular Physiology.
3. Membrane Physiology.
4. Neuronal Physiology.
5. Nervous Systems.
6. Sensory Physiology.
7. Endocrine Systems.
8. Muscle Physiology.
9. Circulatory Systems.
10. Defense Systems.
11. Respiratory Systems.
12. Excretory Systems.
13. Fluid and Acid–Base Balance.
14. Digestive Systems.
15. Energy Balance and Thermal Physiology.
16. Reproductive Systems.
  • NEW! A thorough review of the most recent published literature led to the inclusion of the most current, cutting-edge scientific information. In addition, more details on evolutionary and comparative aspects of physiological adaptations have been included.
  • NEW! Over 90% of the art has been upgraded in this edition, with more three-dimensional art; many conceptually redesigned or new figures to enhance student understanding; brighter, more contemporary, and more visually appealing colors; and a more consistent style throughout.
  • NEW! Check Your Understanding questions have been added after each major section to help review the main ideas just discussed.
  • NEW! Check Your Understanding questions have been added after each major section to help review the main ideas just discussed.
  • NEW! Cengage Learning''s Physiology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY, 2E, International Edition.
Lauralee Sherwood
Following graduation from Michigan State University in 1966, Dr. Lauralee Sherwood joined the faculty at West Virginia University, where she is currently a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine. For the past 40 years, Professor Sherwood has taught an average of over 400 students each year in physiology courses for pharmacy, medical technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, medical, dental, dental hygiene, nutrition, exercise physiology, and athletic training majors. She has authored three physiology textbooks: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, and ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY: FROM GENES TO ORGANISMS, all published by Cengage Learning/Brooks/Cole. Dr. Sherwood has received numerous teaching awards, including an Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, a Golden Key National Honor Society Outstanding Faculty Award, two listings in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and the Dean's Award of Excellence in Education.

Hillar Klandorf
Hillar Klandorf is a Professor of Animal and Veterinary Science at West Virginia University. He completed his Ph.D. degree through the British Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) After completing two post-doctoral research programs he spent 3 1/2 years at UCLA studying agents that affect the onset of diabetes, and currently he is investigating factors that limit the accelerated tissue aging associated with the elevated plasma glucose concentrations in birds. He instructs animal physiology and animal behavior classes at West Virginia University. ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY incorporates current physiological issues and ideas generated from students enrolled in the Animal Physiology class.

Paul Yancey
Paul H. Yancey is a Professor of Biology at Whitman College. SINCE earning a Ph.D. in Marine Biology (with an emphasis in Animal Physiology and Biochemistry) from U.C.S.D., he HAS conducted research on invertebrates, fishes, and mammals at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), the National Institutes of Health, the Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory, HOPKINS MARINE STATION, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and the University of Otago (New Zealand), as well as at Whitman College. His research is on biochemical and physiological adaptations to water stress. He teaches animal physiology, human anatomy and physiology, marine biology, and bioethics, and has won several teaching awards. Dr. Yancey brings a broad evolutionary perspective and 24 years of teaching experience to the writing of this text.