Body Composition Analysis of Animals: A Handbook of Non-Destructive Methods (Paperback)
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Body Composition Analysis of Animals: A Handbook of Non-Destructive Methods (Paperback)

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Paperback 260 Pages / Published: 18/09/2008
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There have been substantial developments in the methodologies available for the non-destructive and non-invasive measurement of body composition in animals. By bringing together in a single volume a mix of traditional and well-established analytical methods with more modern techniques, Body Composition Analysis: A Handbook of Non-destructive Methods provides a theoretical overview of different methodologies combined with practical advice on the use of these techniques. Methods covered include the use of destructive methods of analysis, body condition indices, isotope and gas dilution methods, total body electrical conductivity, bio-impedance analysis, ultrasound scanning and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Aimed at active research workers from advanced undergraduate level upwards, this book will be of particular interest to those working in the fields of animal ecology, conservation biology, animal nutrition and physiology.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521081405
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... a well-structured book that provides a sufficiently complete overview of methods for the analysis of body composition that are potentially applicable to field studies of wild animals ... a worthy addition to the library stacks and your own personal library.' Donald Thomas, Journal of Experimental Biology
"This book has definitely fulfilled its stated goal of providing a useful summary of noninvasive methods of body composition analysis for animal sciences... This book has the potential to become a standard reference for anyone studying body composition, be it animal or human." Kenneth J. Ellis, Quarterly Review of Biology
"Highly informative compilation containing theoretical and practical considerations of eight procedures that have been employed successfully to examine the body composition of animals... Overall, this book is user friendly, with subject and taxon indices that are thoughtfully compiled to facilitate navigation through the book and a subject index that is comprehensive... It makes for fascinating reading and should facilitate the planning of research programs, saving laborious hours of background reading and providing the wherewithal to carry out body composition analysis, both efficiently and successfully." S. James Reynolds, Ecology
"John Speakman has brought together a group of authors who blend traditional, established, analytical methods with more cutting edge techniques and methodologies.... this book is an excellent resource and it should become a standard reference text for anyone considering studies on body composition." Ecoscience
"...it is a book that a researcher will want to check out and consult repeatedly in designing an ecological study...this is an extremely valuable book. There is no similar work that brings together multiple methods of non-destructive analysis for comparison and contrast...any library that supports an ecology community should definetly have this book on its shelves- or, more likely, in the hands of its patrons." E-Streams

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