This comprehensive and thoroughly updated text surveys comparative vertebrate endocrinology. Intended for an upper division undergraduate class in endocrinology, this useful reference will also prove invaluable to faculty, researchers, and graduate students who require up-to-date information on a myriad of endocrine systems. This third edition focuses more attention on mammalian systems, neuroendocrinology, and molecular endocrinology. The text has been extensively reviewed by faculty who teach endocrinology and should establish a new teaching standard for comparative vertebrate endocrinology. It is thoroughly revised and updated. It provides comprehensive coverage of comparative endocrinology. It is illustrated with numerous drawings, graphs, and photomicrographs.
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"This book constitutes a major and unique contribution to this area because it covers mammalian and nonmammalian endocrinology ... [It] is clearly written, judiciously illustrated, and ... carefully edited ... It contains a wealth of factual information ... A basic reference for professional research scientists ... [The] text admirably succeeds in stimulating the scientific curiosity of readers and in conveying a sense of fascination for the intricate mechanisms and importance of endocrinology." --Pierre Deviche in GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGYAbout the Author:
Dr. Norris has done research in environmental endocrinology and neuroendocrinology for more than 35 years, investigating the role of natural (e.g., photoperiod, temperature) and anthropogenic environmental factors (metals, pesticides, industrial pollutants) on thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive endocrinology in regards to development, sexual maturation, seasonal reproduction, and aging. Most of his research has involved salmonid fishes and urodele amphibians.
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Book Description Academic Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11012521670X