n African Zoology - Vertebrate Ecophysiology : An Introduction to its Principles and Applicationsby D. Bradshaw : book review

Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
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Extracted from text ... Vertebrate Ecophysiology: An Introduction to its Principles and Applicationsby D. Bradshaw. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 2003. Price R420 (paperback). ISBN 0 521 5210 92. The layout and content of this small, readable book differs from all other works on ecophysiology. It is essentially three-faceted. First, it discusses the definition of ecophysiology, namely the study of homeostasis or the control of the milieu int?rieur, as Don Bradshaw prefers, in animals in the field. However, in this context, he also redefines the concept of stress, and throughout the book refers to examples from harsh environments where stress measurement is a crucial indicator ..

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