Comparative Vertebrate Endocrinology

The third edition of this popular textbook retains the successful format of previous editions, dealing with the nature, actions and roles of hormones among vertebrate animals

Peter J. Bentley

2019

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  • The third edition of this popular textbook retains the successful format of previous editions, dealing with the nature, actions and roles of hormones among vertebrate animals
  • Special emphasis is placed on the evolution and origins of hormones and their receptors, on the role of hormones in the physiological coordination of vertebrates, and on dealing with each endocrine process in the context of the organism's physiology, ecology and evolution
  • Comparative Vertebrate Endocrinology discusses the intimate physiology of the endocrine system and the pivotal role of hormones in coordinating basic body processes such as nutrition, reproduction, calcium metabolism and osmoregulation, as well as their contributions to animal coloration, molting and development
  • "More than 20 years after the first edition, this book retains the flavor of the original: didactic and informative...This exciting book illustrates why unusual mammals and nonmammalian species should be investigated: they provide avenues whereby fundamental processes are understood and often more clearly exemplified...The volume, laudabley, retains the original format...Throughout, the text is aptly referenced...This book is an excellent account of the endocrine system of vertebrates
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