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Animals and Temperature: Phenotypic and Evolutionary Adaptation

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521496586 / ISBN 13: 9780521496582
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Title: Animals and Temperature: Phenotypic and ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 436 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 1.0in.Organisms are continually challenged to regulate and maintain functional capacities as their thermal environment changes. Adjustment to temperature change is evident both phenotypically in individual organisms and genotypically in the evolution of species. This volume addresses thermal adaptation by bringing together many of the leading researchers in thermal biology, with backgrounds spanning the disciplines of molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, zoology, ecology and evolutionary biology. The responses of many species to temperature are discussed in depth, through the molecular, cellular, organismal, population, and ecosystem levels. This text stands as an important contribution to the study of temperature adaptation. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521496582

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Synopsis: Environmental temperature varies in time and space on timescales ranging from a few hours to long-term climate change. Organisms are therefore continually challenged to regulate and maintain functional capacities as their thermal environment changes. This volume brings together many of the leading workers in thermal biology, with backgrounds spanning the disciplines of molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, zoology, ecology and evolutionary biology, to discuss the responses of a wide range of species to temperature change at all scales of organization, ranging through the molecular, cellular, organismal, population and ecosystem levels. The volume provides an important and comprehensive contribution to the study of temperature adaptation, which, given the concern about global climate change, will provide much to interest a wide range of biologists.

Book Description: '? well written and absorbing ? It is rare that a book manages to bring together such a diverse assembly of researchers and produce as coherent an account as this. It can be recommended.' Mark Fellowes, Biologist

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