Cold Ocean Physiology

Author: Hans-O. Pörtner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521039681
Release Date: 2007-08-16
Genre: Science

Presents information about how animals have adapted to cope with life in freezing water.

Exercise Physiology

Author: William D. McArdle
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781797818
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

Thoroughly updated with all the most recent findings, this Seventh Edition guides you to the latest understanding of nutrition, energy transfer, and exercise training and their relationship to human performance. This new edition continues to provide excellent coverage of exercise physiology, uniting the topics of energy expenditure and capacity, molecular biology, physical conditioning, sports nutrition, body composition, weight control, and more. The updated full-color art program adds visual appeal and improves understanding of key topics. A companion website includes over 30 animations of key exercise physiology concepts; the full text online; a quiz bank; references; appendices; information about microscope technologies; a timeline of notable events in genetics; a list of Nobel Prizes in research related to cell and molecular biology; the scientific contributions of thirteen outstanding female scientists; an image bank; a Brownstone test generator; PowerPoint(R) lecture outlines; and image-only PowerPoint(R) slides.

Ecological Studies in the Antarctic Sea Ice Zone

Author: Wolf E. Arntz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642594199
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

Ten years ago Polar Biology published the book, Weddell Sea Ecology, containing the European "Polarstern" study EPOS in the Weddell Sea and Peninsula waters 1988/89. In certain respects, the present collection of papers, first published in Polar Biology in 2001, is a follow-up as it combines papers partly based on three "Polarstern" expeditions to the same region. Further articles relate to both land-based and shipborne studies, again primarily in the Atlantic sector and around the Antarctic Peninsula. The SCAR programme, "Ecology of the Antarctic Sea Ice Zone" (EASIZ), served as an umbrella for a truly international cooperation. Although funding came exclusively from national sources, 40% of the scientists on board "Polarstern" were foreigners. Out of the 35 papers of the present volume not less than 14 papers have multinational authorship. The scope of EASIZ is wider ilian the Southern Ocean Studies in JGOFS and GLOBEC. The Contents reflect emphasis on the study of benthos, which hitherto had not received the necessary attention in the attempt to understand key questions of evolution and zoogeography of fauna from the Southern Hemisphere. The information collected under EASIZ enhanced greatly our recognition of the rather high biodiversity of ilie Antarctic shelf benthos. In order to extend these studies to ilie deeper continental slopes and the deep sea, "Polarstern" is presently on her way for ilie first international survey of deep-sea benthos in the Atlantic sector of ilie Southern Ocean.

Insect Physiological Ecology

Author: Steven L. Chown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198515499
Release Date: 2004-07-15
Genre: Science

Insects exhibit incredible physiological diversity, making them ideal model organisms for the purpose of this book. The authors draw together the central issues in physiology (nutrition, water balance, temperature, etc.) treating each in sufficient detail to give researchers a broad update in summary form.

Ice Diving Operations

Author: Walt Hendrick
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0878148434
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

This work is designed to fill the void in each education for one of the most technical kinds of diving. This text is written for both sport and public safety divers; the book meets the need of both markets to create a uniform set of procedures and guidelines to meet NFPA and OSHA standards. Contents: Introduction - Ice Diving: an Operation Personnel Certification Ice Courses and Training Equipment Tethering Cold Stress, Immersion Hypothermia, Drowning, and other Immersion Factors Cold Stress, Immersion Hypothermia, Drowning recognition, and First Aid Ice Diving Procedures Spring Pre-Planning for Safe Ice Diving Operations Recreational and Public Safety Diving Training Sites Communications Public Safety Diving Operations Contingency Planning for Underwater Emergencies Appendices.

The Physiology of Polar Fishes

Author: Anthony Peter Farrell
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: UCSD:31822029590254
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Science

Volume 22 of the Fish Physiology Series is entirely devoted to fishes of high latitudes (Arctic and Antarctic). Three central themes comprise the book: The uniqueness of the physiology of fishes that live in cold polar environments, a comparative analysis of physiological patterns exemplified by fishes that live poles apart and, how fishes differ from fishes living in more temperate and tropical habitats. This book highlights the physiological adaptations that evolved to allow certain fish to exploit the frigid, yet productive, Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. The reader will explore what is known, as well as what remains undiscovered, concerning the fish indigenous to both polar regions. This will be of great interest to physiologists, ichthyologists, and comparative biologists researching low temperature biology, fishery scientists, faculty, graduate students * Offers an comparative analysis of the arctic and antarctic polar marine environments * Authors answer the question: What is special about the physiology of fish from the stenothermal Arctic and Antarctic environments? * Includes nine descriptive chapters, 40 tables and over 80 figures

Environmental Physiology of Animals

Author: Pat Willmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444309225
Release Date: 2009-03-12
Genre: Science

The new and updated edition of this accessible text provides a comprehensive overview of the comparative physiology of animals within an environmental context. Includes two brand new chapters on Nerves and Muscles and the Endocrine System. Discusses both comparative systems physiology and environmental physiology. Analyses and integrates problems and adaptations for each kind of environment: marine, seashore and estuary, freshwater, terrestrial and parasitic. Examines mechanisms and responses beyond physiology. Applies an evolutionary perspective to the analysis of environmental adaptation. 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. A companion site for this book with artwork for downloading is available at: www.blackwellpublishing.com/willmer/