Ecological and environmental physiology series provides a comprehensive physiological basis for how mammals work based on general physiological principles summarizes our current knowledge of the complex and sophisticated physiological function of mammals required for survival in a wide variety of ecological and environmental contexts . This is the 5th and most recent volume from oxford university press covering the physiological ecology of major animal groups devoted wholly to mammals this book provides a remarkably complete and highly detailed review of all that is currently known about their physiology especially that of nonhumans. Buy ecological and environmental physiology of mammals 9780199642724 9780199642717 nhbs philip c withers christine e cooper shane k maloney francisco bozinovic ariovaldo p cruz neto oxford university press. This book describes the physiology of mammals in an ecological and environmental context it first describes the basic bauplan and history of living mammals from an evolutionary viewpoint general physiological principles are then presented including the importance of body size and regulatory control systems. How mammals function and survive in these diverse environments has long fascinated mammologists comparative physiologists and ecologists ecological and environmental physiology of mammals explores the physiological mechanisms and evolutionary necessities that have made the spectacular adaptation of mammals possible
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