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Barboza, Perry S.; Parker, Katherine L.; Hume, Ian D. - Integrative Wildlife Nutrition - 9783642036958 - V9783642036958
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Integrative Wildlife Nutrition

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Description for Integrative Wildlife Nutrition Paperback. This book applies the principles of nutrition to the study of fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The acquisition of food, its digestion and absorption, and the retention and utilization of energy substrates, water and other nutrients are treated in detail. Num Pages: 360 pages, 36 black & white tables, biography. BIC Classification: PSVD; PSVS; RNKH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 234 x 156 x 19. Weight in Grams: 557.
Nutrition spans a wide range of mechanisms from acquisition of food to digestion, absorption and retention of energy substrates, water and other nutrients. Nutritional principles have been applied to improving individual health, athletic performance and longevity of humans and of their companion animals, and to maximizing agricultural efficiency by manipulating reproduction or growth of tissues such as muscle, hair or milk in livestock. Comparative nutrition borrows from these tra- tional approaches by applying similar techniques to studies of ecology and physiology of wildlife. Comparative approaches to nutrition integrate several levels of organization because the acquisition and flow of energy and ... Read more

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From the reviews: “The combined insights and disciplinary specialties of Barboza (Univ. of Alaska), Parker … and Hume (Univ. of Sydney, Australia) successfully meld to provide this unique resource for the wildlife scientist. … The use of simple, standard-format tables for calculation examples throughout the text provides the reader a welcome tool as well as familiar continuity. … References ... Read more

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