Animal physiology / by William B. Carpenter Carpenter, William Benjamin, 1813-1885

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Carpenter, William Benjamin, 1813-1885
Physiology, Comparative.; Comparative Physiology; Physiology.
"The issue of the present volume may be considered as an attempt to supply what the author has long considered to be a deficiency in the literature of this country, -that, namely, of an educational treatise on animal physiology, which should at the same time communicate to its readers the facts of greatest importance as regards to their practical bearing, and present these in such a form as to place the learner in possession of the essential principles of physiological science. The importance of the study of animal physiology, as a branch of general education, can scarcely be over-estimated; and it is remarkable that it is not more generally appreciated. It might have been supposed that curiosity alone would have led the mind of man to the eager study of those wonderful actions by which his body is constructed and maintained; and that a knowledge of those laws, the observance of which is necessary for the due performance of these actions, -in other words, for the maintenance of his health, -would have been an object of universal pursuit. The author's aim is to disseminate knowledge to aid in this pursuit"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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