Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: Fundamentals of physiology. Animals and environments: function on the ecological stage -- Molecules and cells in animal physiology -- Genomics, proteomics, and related approaches to physiology -- Physiological development and epigenetics -- Transport of solutes and water -- Food, energy, and temperatura. Nutrition, feeding, and digestion -- Energy metabolism -- Aerobic and anaerobic forms of metabolism -- The energetics of aerobic activity -- Thermal relations -- Food, energy, and temperature at work: the lives of mammals in frigid places -- Integrating systems. Neurons -- Synapses -- Sensory processes -- Nervous system organization and biological clocks -- Endocrine and neuroendocrine physiology -- Reproduction -- Integrating systems at work: animal navigation -- Movement and muscle. Control of movement: the motor bases of animal behavior -- Muscle -- Movement and muscle at work: plasticity in response to use and disuse -- Oxygen, carbon dioxide, and internal transport. Introduction to oxygen and carbon dioxide physiology -- External respiration: the physiology of breathing -- Transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in body fluids (with an introduction to acid-base physiology) -- Circulation -- Oxygen, carbon dioxide, and internal transport at work: diving by marine mammals -- Water, salts, and excretion. Water and salt physiology: introduction and mechanisms -- Water and salt physiology of animals in their environments -- Kidneys and excretion (with notes on nitrogen excretion) -- Water, salts, and excretion at work: mammals of deserts and dry savannas.