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THIS is a gem of textbook, which at 804 pages can still be held in one hand, and yet covers in an appealing, accessible manner the detailed comparative physiology that a veterinary student needs to understand.
There are 21 chapters that divide the book into the major physiological systems such as the digestive system, with smaller chapters that cover lactation and immunology, bioenergetics and growth. I particularly liked the opening chapters on chemistry, physics and cell biology, which are usefully cross-referenced throughout the …
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