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Air-Breathing Fishes: Evolution, Diversity, and Adaptation

ISBN 10: 0122948602 / ISBN 13: 9780122948602
Edité par Academic Press, 1997
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0122948602 Glossy pictorial boards, Book is in very nice condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. N° de réf. du libraire B7827

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Titre : Air-Breathing Fishes: Evolution, Diversity, ...

Éditeur : Academic Press

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Very Good

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Air Breathing Fishes: Evolution, Diversity, and Adaptation is unique in its coverage of the evolution of air-breathing, incongruously because it focuses exclusively on fish. This important and fascinating book, containing nine chapters that present the life history, ecology, and physiology of many air-breathing fishes, provides an exceptional overview of air-breathing biology.
Each chapter provides a historical background, details the present status of knowledge in the field, and defines the questions needing attention in future research. Thoroughly referenced, containing more than 1,000 citations, and well documented with figures and tables, Air-Breathing Fishes is comprehensive in its coverage and will certainly have wide appeal. Researchers in vertebrate biology, paleontology, ichthyology, vertebrate evolution, natural history, comparative physiology, anatomy and many other fields will find something new and intriguing in Air-Breathing Fishes.

Key Features
* Offers a complete overview of an important and immensely interesting area of research
* Provides a perspective of air-breathing fish that spans 300 million years of vertebrate evolution
* Contains numerous illustrations as well as comprehensive charts
* Provides a synoptic treatment of all the known air-breathing species with important data on their morphological and physiological adaptations

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Air-Breathing Fishes is unique in its coverage of the evolution of air-breathing, because it focuses exclusively on fish. This important and fascinating book, containing nine chapters that detail aspects of the life history, ecology, and physiology of the air-breathing fishes, provides exceptional insight into their diversity, to the comparative biology of vertebrate respiration, and to the origin of terrestriality.
Each chapter provides a historical background, details the present status of knowledge in the field, and defines the questions needing attention in future research. Thoroughly referenced, with more than 1,000 citations, and well documented with figures and tables, Air-Breathing Fishes is comprehensive in its coverage and will certainly have wide appeal. Researchers in vertebrate biology, paleontology, ichthyology, vertebrate evolution, natural history, comparative physiology, anatomy and many other fields will find something new and intriguing in Air-Breathing Fishes.

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