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Balancing a Sauropod: The Physiology of a Dinosaur (Paperback)

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One completely unexplored area in terms of physiology is the era of dinosaurs - with good reason, they lived over 100 million years ago and we're left to make inference based on fossilized bones. However, by merging classical, comparative and extreme physiology and applying it to current paleontological knowledge of dinosaurs Balancing a Sauropod: The Physiology of a Dinosaur will for the first time begin to provide a sound physiological underpinning for how they may have lived 100 million years ago.

The climate dinosaurs lived in was extremely hypoxic compared to what we live in now, begging the question, how did the dinosaurs breathe in the hypoxic Jurassic era? These questions and others expand to multiple fascinating questions the book will dissect in order of organ systems.

The topics focus on major organ systems and apply it to sauropod physiology. Less emphasis is given to the skeletal system, as that has been discussed extensively in other literature. Each organ system will be discussed in terms of function and current understanding of how they work in a comparative environment. Balancing a Sauropod: The Physiology of a Dinosaur is written to the technical level to both inform the lay reader and provide a sound argument to scientists in the field.

Medical & VeterinaryPre-clinical medicine: basic sciencesPhysiology Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc Publication Date: 01/11/2022 ISBN-13: 9780128233030  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr. Brant Isakson is a tenured Professor of Molecular Physiology at the University of Virginia. He teaches medical school students circulatory physiology, as well as the PhD students Graduate Physiology and Extreme Physiology courses. His research disciplines include physiology, translational science, biotechnology, cardiovascular biology, metabolism, and molecular pharmacology. Dr. Isakson has published nearly 100 scholarly manuscripts in top-tier journals and serves on several Editorial Boards. He's exceptionally well-trained in reading, interpreting, teaching and writing physiological properties of animals. He's not trained as a paleontologist; however, the proposed book does not take on paleontology in the classic sense.

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