Animal Physiology Books


We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Animal Physiology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Animal Physiology along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Animal Physiology subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on “Animal Physiology” as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

List of Animal Physiology Books with author’s names, publishers, and an unbiased review as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books.

1. Animal Physiology and Biotechnology

1. “Animal Physiology” by N Arumugam and A Mariakuttikan

“Animal Physiology” Book Review: This book highlights topics on food, vitamins, balanced diet, nutrition, enzymes, digestion, absorption, carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism, respiration and circulation. The book also contains biological oxidation, lymphatic system, immunology, excretion, hormones, nervous coordination, receptors, effectors, bioluminescence, osmoregulation, thermoregulation, chronobiology and reproduction. Finally, the book provides university questions, practical tests and glossaries.

2. “Animal Physiology: Mechanisms and Adaptations” by Eckert and Randal

“Animal Physiology: Mechanisms and Adaptations” Book Review: This book covers animal physiology mechanisms and adaptations. Many guidelines are present in this book with proper content.

3. “Animal Physiology” by Schmidt-Nielsen

“Animal Physiology” Book Review: This book contains information about dolphins catching fish in murky water, moths drinking from puddles, bird’s eggs breathing and how animals are working. The book introduces the fundamental principles of animal physiology with other environmental features like oxygen, food, water, energy and temperature. It also has many new references and figures. This book is suitable for undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in physiology. The students, teachers as well as researchers will find this book very much beneficial.

4. “Essentials of Animal Physiology” by S C Rastogi

“Essentials of Animal Physiology” Book Review: This book describes the essential concepts of animal physiology and related biochemistry for the students of biology. The book covers fundamentals of physiology and animal behaviour. This book will benefit the students of biology, home science and animal husbandry. The book contains physiology of organ systems of animals, human and mammalian physiology, functional specialization of organisms, its survival ability under environmental stresses and criterias of physiological variations of organisms living in diverse habitats. This book also covers animal calorimetry to explain energy requirements of animals. Chapters on physiological disorders, organellar malfunctions and genetic disabilities are also mentioned in this book.

5. “Principles of Animal Physiology” by Moyes/Schulte

“Principles of Animal Physiology” Book Review: This book introduces evolutionary themes and thorough coverage of the cellular, molecular basis of animal physiology, animal genetics, genomics, vertebrate and invertebrate examples. It highlights the diversity of physiological processes in animals and places and integration level of animal psychology. The book has many essays and diagrams to represent organisms. The integrative nature of animal physiology is shown through the integration of all levels of biological organization from molecules to cells to organisms. The book represents the endocrine system, specific physiological systems, genetic research and genomics. The book has mathematical underpinning boxes to help students to get clear concepts. The dynamic nature of animal physiology is highlighted to show students that physiology is a dynamic and has medical, agricultural or environmental applications. The book also has methods and model system boxes. The book has question papers, overview figures and flowcharts at the end of each chapter to help the students understand in an easy way. Anatomical art and stepped art figures are also drawn in the book to improve understanding of physiological processes.


2. Comparative Animal Physiology

1. “Comparative Animal Physiology” by Philip C Withers

“Comparative Animal Physiology” Book Review: This book takes a fundamental, biophysical approach toward animal physiology. It is helpful for students majoring in zoology, biology, or pre medicine will study animals ranging from simple invertebrates and protozoans to complex multicellular invertebrates and vertebrates. It focuses on evolution shows the progressive changes, modifications, and developments of physiological systems from simple to complex animals. It talks about the comparisons and shows the similarities and differences in how animals function, but stresses fundamentally similar adaptations in very different animals.

2. “Comparative Animal Physiology” by C Ladd Prosser

“Comparative Animal Physiology” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive and in-depth examination of the integrative and systems aspects of comparative animal physiology. It focuses on the physiological basis for evolution, phylogeny, speciation, ecology and behavior. The contents of this book includes the respiratory functions of body fluids.

3. “Comparative Physiology: Primitive Mammals” by Knut Schmidt-Nielsen and Liana Bolis

“Comparative Physiology: Primitive Mammals” Book Review: This book helps to reconstruct a picture of what the earliest mammals were like and the knowledge of the physiology of many living primitive mammals. It also provides a common perspective to a wide variety of functional information pertaining to these problems. The result appears to be the mere possession of some conservative morphological traits. The contents include biology of the earliest mammals, biological strategies of living conservative mammals, the digestive tract, evolution of mammalian homeothermy, the evolution of energy metabolism in mammals etc.

4. “Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology: Animal Adaptation to Cold” by J A Boulant and R J Brooks

“Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology: Animal Adaptation to Cold” Book Review: This book is designed to understand and appreciate the benefits of the tactics, it is necessary to examine not only the well being of the whole animal but also their basic underlying mechanisms. It attempts to achieve an overview, its objective is to provide a depth and breadth of coverage that is essential to a full appreciation of animal adaptation to cold. It is much useful for senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as research scientists with an interest in cold physiology. It also integrates aspects of cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, neurobiology, behavior, and population biology should be a fruitful approach in providing a holistic understanding on how animals adapt to cold.

5. “Comparative Animal Physiology: Environmental and Metabolic Animal Physiology” by C Ladd Prosser

“Comparative Animal Physiology: Environmental and Metabolic Animal Physiology” Book Review: In this book, the comparative physiology recognises the diversity and modulation of highly conserved properties of the organisms. It also contributes to the understanding of basic biology. It requires more of a background in zoology, biochemistry and molecular biology, cellular physiology etc. The contents in this book includes water and ions, temperature, feeding and digestion, nutrition, excretory nitrogen metabolism, respiration and metabolism, circulation of body fluids.

6. “Principles of Zoology – Touching the Structure, Development, Distribution, and Natural Arrangement of the Races of Animals, Living and Extinct” by Louis Agassiz
7. “Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology” by J Machin and S H Wright
8. “Comparative Physiology: Animals-Hormones and Regulation; Evolution of Physiological Mechanisms” by Open University
9. “Comparative Physiology of Animals: Environmental Approach” by Richard W Hill
10. “The Comparative Physiology of the Pancreatic Islets (Zoophysiology)” by August Epple and Jack E Brinn

“The Comparative Physiology of the Pancreatic Islets (Zoophysiology)” Book Review: This book attempts to cover the comparative physiology of the pancreatic islets in a monograph. It is presented in the form of a digest, to emphasize evolutionary perspectives, to point out critical issues, and to identify challenging topics for future research. This book has covered most of the key publications up to the autumn of 1986. The contents of this book includes introduction, the evolution of the islet organ, ontogeny of the gnathostome pancreas, the exocrine pancreas, nervous regulation of islet functions, functional strategies of the islet organ etc.

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