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Diving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds (Hardback)
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Diving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds (Hardback)

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Hardback 346 Pages / Published: 26/11/2015
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Analysing the physiological adaptations of marine mammals and seabirds, this book provides a comprehensive overview of what allows these species to overcome the challenges of diving to depth on a single breath of air. Through comparative reviews of texts on diving physiology and behaviour from the last seventy-five years, Ponganis combines this research into one succinct volume. Investigating the diving performance of marine mammals and seabirds, this book illustrates how physiological processes to extreme hypoxia and pressure are relevant to the advancement of our understanding of basic cellular processes and human pathologies. This book underscores the biomedical and ecological relevance of the anatomical, physiological and molecular/biophysical adaptations of these animals to enable further research in this area. An important resource for students and researchers, this text not only provides an essential overview of recent research in the field, but will stimulate further research into the behaviour and physiology of diving.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521765558
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 830 g
Dimensions: 252 x 180 x 19 mm


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'I see this as a highly recommended text with broad appeal. It provides a detailed account of the mechanisms that underpin the dive behaviours which are being uncovered with increasing resolution. With the advent of miniaturized dive loggers, coupled with increasingly sophisticated physiological methods, we are entering an exciting phase in dive physiology research. Ponganis' book provides a much-needed collation of what has been achieved thus far and I look forward to future editions that incorporate the work to follow.' Brendon Dunphy, Marine Biology Research
"I see this as a highly recommended text with broad appeal. It provides a detailed account of the mechanisms that underpin the dive behaviours which are being uncovered with increasing resolution. With the advent of miniaturized dive loggers, coupled with increasingly sophisticated physiological methods, we are entering an exciting phase in dive physiology research. Ponganis' book provides a much-needed collation of what has been achieved thus far and I look forward to future editions that incorporate the work to follow." Brendon Dunphy, Marine Biology Research

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