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Feeding

Feeding Author Kurt Schwenk
ISBN-10 9780080531632
Release 2000-08-03
Pages 537
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As the first four-legged vertebrates, called tetrapods, crept up along the shores of ancient primordial seas, feeding was among the most paramount of their concerns. Looking back into the mists of evolutionary time, fish-like ancestors can be seen transformed by natural selection and other evolutionary pressures into animals with feeding habitats as varied as an anteater and a whale. From frog to pheasant and salamander to snake, every lineage of tetrapods has evolved unique feeding anatomy and behavior. Similarities in widely divergent tetrapods vividly illustrate their shared common ancestry. At the same time, numerous differences between and among tetrapods document the power and majesty that comprises organismal evolutionary history. Feeding is a detailed survey of the varied ways that land vertebrates acquire food. The functional anatomy and the control of complex and dynamic structural components are recurrent themes of this volume. Luminaries in the discipline of feeding biology have joined forces to create a book certain to stimulate future studies of animal anatomy and behavior.



The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology

The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology Author Günter P. Wagner
ISBN-10 9780080528908
Release 2000-10-31
Pages 622
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Almost all evolutionary biologists, indeed all biologists, use particular features to study life. These characteristics or features used by evolutionary biologists are used in a particular way to unravel a tangled evolutionary history, document the rate of evolutionary change, or as evidence of biodiversity. "Characters" are the "data" of evolutionary biology and they can be employed differently in research providing both opportunities and limitations. The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology is about characters, their use, how different sorts of characters are limited, and what are appropriate methods for character analysis. Leading evolutionary biologists from around the world are contributors to this authoritative review of the "character concept." Because characters and the conception of characters are central to all studies of evolution, and because evolution is the central organizing principle of biology, this book will appeal to a wide cross-section of biologists. Focuses upon "characters" -- fundamental data for evolutionary biology Covers the myriad ways in which characters are defined, described, and distinguished Includes historical, morphological, molecular, behavioral, and philosophical perspectives



Physiological and Ecological Adaptations to Feeding in Vertebrates

Physiological and Ecological Adaptations to Feeding in Vertebrates Author J. Matthias Starck
ISBN-10 1578082463
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 425
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Responding to recent interest in the gastrointestinal tract as a model for studies in physiological and ecological adaptation to fluctuating environmental conditions, this collection summarizes the current state of knowledge from an integrative perspective. The contributors come from the fields of comparative morphology, nutritional physiology, eco



The Biology of the Avian Respiratory System

The Biology of the Avian Respiratory System Author John N. Maina
ISBN-10 9783319441535
Release 2017-04-28
Pages 250
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The central focus of this book is the avian respiratory system. The authors explain why the respiratory system of modern birds is built the way it is and works the way that it does. Birds have been and continue to attract particular interest to biologists. The more birds are studied, the more it is appreciated that the existence of human-kind on earth very much depends directly and indirectly on the existence of birds. Regarding the avian respiratory system, published works are scattered in biological journals of fields like physiology, behavior, anatomy/morphology and ecology while others appear in as far afield as paleontology and geology. The contributors to this book are world-renowned experts in their various fields of study. Special attention is given to the evolution, the structure, the function and the development of the lung-air sac system. Readers will not only discover the origin of birds but will also learn how the respiratory system of theropod dinosaurs worked and may have transformed into the avian one. In addition, the work explores such aspects as swallowing mechanism in birds, the adaptations that have evolved for flight at extreme altitude and gas exchange in eggs. It is a highly informative and carefully presented work that provides cutting edge scientific insights for readers with an interest in the respiratory biology and the evolution of birds.



The Complete Dinosaur

The Complete Dinosaur Author M. K. Brett-Surman
ISBN-10 9780253357014
Release 2012
Pages 1112
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This is a New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book of 1998. While the inhabitants of the lost world have long held sway over our imaginations, in recent years dinosaur science has experienced an explosive growth. More books on dinosaurs have been published in the past decade than in all the previous 150 years since Richard Owen named these 'fearfully great lizards' (correctly, 'reptiles'), and dinosaur research continues to make headlines. Reporting the latest discoveries and research, this book is an exuberant celebration of dinosaurs and of our ongoing fascination with them. Here, in one volume, is the single, most-authoritative account of dinosaur paleontology for the general reader. So rapidly has the field expanded that no individual can hope to master all the aspects of dinosaur paleontology. For this book, the editors have brought together forty-six experts in subjects ranging from functional morphology and paleobiology to biogeography and systematics to present a thorough survey of the dinosaurs from the earliest discoveries through the contemporary controversies over their extinction. Where contention exists, as over the question of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded, the editors have let the experts agree to disagree. Throughout technical jargon is kept to a minimum, and there is also a glossary of less familiar terms. Readers will find a wealth of information on the study and classification of dinosaurs, on each of the dinosaur groups, and on dinosaur biology and evolution. Not the least among these riches are the more than 350 illustrations (Including 16 pages of color plates), many prepared especially for this volume. The volume concludes with a survey of dinosaurs in the media and a chronology of the history of dinosaur science. This is the single most authoritative account of dinosaur paleontology for the general public, all in one volume. Sumptuously illustrated, with up-to-the-minute information, it features: more than 350 illustrations, including 16 pages in full color; each chapter written by an expert in dinosaur studies; includes the latest dinosaur discoveries; new information on the warm-blooded/cold-blooded debate; new insights on the possibility of isolating dinosaur DNA; what dinosaurs ate and how we know about it; dinosaurs in the media; a time-line of the history of dinosaur science; and much, much more!



Journal of Experimental Biology

Journal of Experimental Biology Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35558005497116
Release 2006
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Biology of the Reptilia

Biology of the Reptilia Author Carl Gans
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131255007
Release 1969
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Formal Biology and Compositonal Biology as Two Kinds of Biological Theorizing

Formal Biology and Compositonal Biology as Two Kinds of Biological Theorizing Author Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther
ISBN-10 IND:30000082022025
Release 2003
Pages 864
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Memorie della Societ italiana di scienze naturali e del Museo civico di storia naturale di Milano

Memorie della Societ   italiana di scienze naturali e del Museo civico di storia naturale di Milano Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066012157
Release 2004
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Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Journal of the Royal Society  Interface Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123660404
Release 2008
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The palatal dentition in squamate reptiles

The palatal dentition in squamate reptiles Author D. Luke Mahler
ISBN-10 UOM:39015068671737
Release 2006
Pages 61
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Fieldiana

Fieldiana Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822009509332
Release 2006
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PaleoBios

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ISBN-10 UCSD:31822009668245
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Evolution of Nervous Systems Non mammalian vertebrates

Evolution of Nervous Systems  Non mammalian vertebrates Author Jon H. Kaas
ISBN-10 0123925630
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 2300
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Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435083625574
Release 2010
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Simosuchus Clarki Crocodyliformes Notosuchia from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar

Simosuchus Clarki  Crocodyliformes Notosuchia  from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435083625715
Release 2010
Pages 236
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The American Naturalist

The American Naturalist Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00965364P
Release 2007
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