The Leading eBooks Store Online

for Kindle Fire, Apple, Android, Nook, Kobo, PC, Mac, Sony Reader ...

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

The Lung-Air Sac System of Birds

Development, Structure, and Function

The Lung-Air Sac System of Birds
Add to cart
US$ 169.00
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
In biology, few organs have been as elusive as the lung-air sac system of birds. Considerable progress has recently been made to fill the gaps in the knowledge. While summarizing and building on earlier observations and ideas, this book provides cutting-edge details on the development, structure, function, and the evolutionary design of the avian respiratory system. Outlining the mechanisms and principles through which biological complexity and functional novelty have been crafted in a unique gas exchanger, this account will provoke further inquiries on the many still uncertain issues. The specific goal here was to highlight the uniqueness of the design of the avian respiratory system and the factors that obligated it.
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG; January 2006
221 pages; ISBN 9783540297277
Read online, or download in secure PDF format