Principles of Animal Physiology, 3rd edition

  • Christopher D. Moyes
  • Patricia M. Schulte

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Principles of Animal Physiology, by Chris Moyes and Trish Schulte, is designed to provide second- and third-year, undergraduate university students enrolled in animal physiology courses with an approach that balances its presentation of comparative physiology with mechanistic topics.


The book delivers the fundamentals of animal physiology, while providing an integrative learning experience, drawing on ideas from chemistry, physics, mathematics, molecular biology and cell biology for its conceptual underpinnings.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Physiological Principles

Chapter 2 Physiological Evolution of Animals (NEW)

Chapter 3 Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Cell Physiology  (formerly Ch 2)

Chapter 4 Cell Signaling and Endocrine Regulation  (formerly Ch 3)

Chapter 5  Neuron Structure and Function  (formerly Ch 4)

Chapter 6 Cellular Movement and Muscles  (formerly Ch 5)

Chapter 7 Sensory Systems  (formerly Ch 6)

Chapter 8 Functional Organization of Nervous Systems  (formerly Ch 7)

Chapter 9 Circulatory Systems  (formerly Ch 8)

Chapter 10 Immune Systems  (NEW)

Chapter 11 Respiratory Systems  (formerly Ch 9)

Chapter 12 Locomotion 

Chapter 13 Ion and Water Balance  (formerly Ch 10)

Chapter 14  REVISED TITLE Digestion and Energy Metabolism  (formerly Ch 11)

Chapter 15 Thermal Physiology  (formerly Ch 13)

Chapter 16 REVISED TITLE Reproductive Physiology  (formerly Ch 14)

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Published by Pearson (July 3rd 2015) - Copyright © 2016