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Porque É Que o Ganso Não É Obeso (e nós aumentamos de peso)

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Widmaier describes how humans and other creatures evolved to meet existence-threatening environmental changes. Choice Outstanding Academic Book. 16 illustrations.
260 pages
Published 2006 by Gradiva (first published January 1st 1998)
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Samantha
This book is an excellent introduction to physiology for novices of the subject. Assuming no prior knowledge, but without a hint of condescension, Widmaier explains the basics of how animals work.

The book is split into chapters, each focusing on a particular problem that animals face and describing the solutions that different species have come to. For example, in the chapter 'Oxygen - the breath of life', the issue examined is how animals in extreme environments can ensure that they have enough
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Excellent book exploring some of those mysteries you've always wondered about. It explains why organisms' bodies do certain things.
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A superb overview of animal physiology explained in an interesting way. Focus is on comparative physiology. This book is a must for anyone intending to study biology at a degree level.
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Interesting ideas but kind of dry delivery.
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