Water Relations of Terrestrial Arthropods - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123129901, 9780080918525

Water Relations of Terrestrial Arthropods

1st Edition

Authors: Neil Hadley
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123129901
eBook ISBN: 9780080918525
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th June 1994
Page Count: 356

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Description

This book surveys the ways in which land dwelling arthropods deal with water in terrestrial environments. From scorpion to beetle and spider to hover fly, water is a crucial component of activity. This new synthesis and integration of recent research summarizes the ways water is managed by these diverse terrestrial invertebrates. The mechanisms, processes and structures employed by arthropods represent evolutionary innovations and compromises. Those fascinated by the limitations and opportunities represented by terrestrial lifestyles will want this new book.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Body Water. Cuticular Transpiration. Respiratory Transpiration. Excretion and Osmoregulation. The Uptake of Water. Water Relations of Eggs. Balancing Salts and Water. Thermoregulation and Relations.

Details

No. of pages:
356
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1994
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080918525
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123129901

About the Author

Neil Hadley