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By Marshall D. McCue

ISBN-10: 3642290558

ISBN-13: 9783642290558

ISBN-10: 3642447309

ISBN-13: 9783642447303

All animals face the opportunity of foodstuff obstacle and finally starvation-induced mortality. This ebook summarizes state-of-the-art of hunger biology from the ecological explanations of foodstuff issue to the physiological and evolutionary outcomes of lengthy fasting. it's written for an viewers with an knowing of basic ideas in animal body structure, but deals a degree of research and interpretation that might interact pro scientists. each one bankruptcy is written via energetic researchers within the box of comparative body structure and attracts at the basic literature of hunger either in nature and the laboratory. The chapters are prepared between wide taxonomic different types, akin to protists, arthropods, fishes, reptiles, birds, and flying, aquatic, and terrestrial mammals together with people; rather well-studied animal types, e.g. endotherms are additional geared up by means of experimental ways, reminiscent of analyses of blood metabolites, strong isotopes, thermobiology, and modeling of physique composition.

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