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Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 An Introduction to Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation
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    Chapter 2 A History of Modern Research into Fasting, Starvation, and Inanition
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    Chapter 3 Starvation in Rotifers: Physiology in an Ecological Context
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    Chapter 4 Drosophila as a Model for Starvation: Evolution, Physiology, and Genetics
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    Chapter 5 Metabolic Transitions During Feast and Famine in Spiders
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    Chapter 6 Adaptation of the Physiological, Endocrine, and Digestive System Functions to Prolonged Food Deprivation in Fish
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    Chapter 7 Starvation in Subterranean Species Versus Surface-Dwelling Species: Crustaceans, Fish, and Salamanders
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    Chapter 8 Physiological Responses to Starvation in Snakes: Low Energy Specialists
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    Chapter 9 Cardiovascular Circuits and Digestive Function of Intermittent-Feeding Sauropsids
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    Chapter 10 Thermoregulatory Adaptations to Starvation in Birds
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    Chapter 11 Fasting in Birds: General Patterns and the Special Case of Endurance Flight
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    Chapter 12 Tissue-Specific Mass Changes During Fasting: The Protein Turnover Hypothesis
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    Chapter 13 Seasonal Changes in Body Mass and Energy Balance in Wild Small Mammals
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    Chapter 14 Changes in Form and Function of the Gastrointestinal Tract During Starvation: From Pythons to Rats
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    Chapter 15 Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation
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    Chapter 16 Physiological Responses to Fasting in Bats
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    Chapter 17 Muscle Protein and Strength Retention by Bears During Winter Fasting and Starvation
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    Chapter 18 Seasonal Starvation in Northern White-Tailed Deer
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    Chapter 19 Fasting Physiology of the Pinnipeds: The Challenges of Fasting While Maintaining High Energy Expenditure and Nutrient Delivery for Lactation
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    Chapter 20 The Use and Application of Stable Isotope Analysis to the Study of Starvation, Fasting, and Nutritional Stress in Animals
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    Chapter 21 Fearing the Danger Point: The Study and Treatment of Human Starvation in the United Kingdom and India, c. 1880–1974
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    Chapter 22 Quantitative Physiology of Human Starvation: Adaptations of Energy Expenditure, Macronutrient Metabolism and Body Composition
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    Chapter 23 Alternate Day Fasting: Effects on Body Weight and Chronic Disease Risk in Humans and Animals
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    Chapter 24 Horizons in Starvation Research
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Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg, May 2012
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-29056-5
978-3-64-229055-8, 978-3-64-229056-5

Marshall D. McCue


McCue, Marshall D.

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Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Iceland 1 <1%
Unknown 277 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 56 20%
Student > Master 47 17%
Researcher 41 14%
Student > Bachelor 33 12%
Other 16 6%
Other 39 14%
Unknown 52 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 128 45%
Environmental Science 23 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 6%
Sports and Recreations 5 2%
Other 31 11%
Unknown 58 20%