Introduction to animal physiology

Introduction and contents

The materials listed below are presented on the following pages of this unit in pdf format.

  • Book 1: Physiological integration

    • Session 1: Physiological integration

  • Book 2: Environmental physiology

    • Session 1: Integrative physiology

    • Session 2: The external environment

    • Session 3: The desert environment

    • Session 4: Hibernation and torpor

    • Session 5: Polar biology

    • Session 6: Altitude

  • Book 3: Size and action

    • Session 1: Whole body growth

    • Session 2: Cellular mechanisms of growth and repair

    • Session 3: The consequences of size

    • Session 4: Ageing and death

    • Session 5: The structure and properties of muscle

    • Session 6: Muscle performance and its neural control

    • Session 7: Tendons, bones and joints

    • Session 8: Terrestrial locomotion

  • Book 4: Animal performance

    • Session 1: Animal performance

    • Session 2: Principles of swimming

    • Session 3: Swimming: muscles and movements

    • Session 4: Buoyancy and depth

    • Session 5: Principles of flight

    • Session 6: Animal flight

Downloads

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