Faculty Publication: Hill's Animal Physiology
Richard Hill, professor, Department of Zoology, has recently published Animal Physiology (Hill, Wyse, Anderson. Massachusetts: Sinauer, 2008.) in its second edition. The 762-page textbook introduces each of twenty-nine chapters with an animal profile to engage the sophomore/higher level student with the latest literature on all branches of modern animal physiology, including new photographs and illustrations.
Animal Physiology integrates several disciplines, including ecology, behavior, molecular biology and genomics. Five "At Work" chapters present real-life topics designed to stimulate the student's process of discovery. Four areas of special note in this edition: the use of units of measure for which the student is most likely to encounter (SI or other); classification of birds in relationship to reptiles; use of the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) system for internet search engines; and additional reference lists, figures and tables.
On the front cover: the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) Photograph by Rinie Van Meurs/Foto Natura/Minden Pictures