Summarizing and building on earlier observations and ideas, this book provides details on the development, structure, function, and the evolutionary design of the avian respiratory system. It outlines the mechanisms and principles through which biological complexity and functional novelty have been crafted in a unique gas exchanger.21), in the avian lung the PA and PV do not track each other closely, nor do they follow the bronchial system. ... Schematic diagram of a parabronchus showing its various component parts and the geometric relationships between the air flowanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Lung-Air Sac System of Birds|
|Author||:||J. N. Maina|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2005-09-22|