By Rainer Flindt, N. Solomon
"This publication turns into ragged with use....A labour of affection and directory. extraordinary Numbers is best than googling, since it has a wise index and also you would not have to struggle through an entire load of irrelevance to get what you will have. it is also logically divided into such sections as 'Size', 'Blood' and 'Germination', and, simply in the event you ever are looking to cost, all of the proof are referenced. A caution even though -- this addictive e-book will preserve you soaking up unusual little evidence: dimensions of a bread mould's mitochondria anyone?"
-- BBC Wildlife
With 1000's of tables and over 10,000 entries somebody who works or reports within the lifestyles sciences or people with a curious brain will locate unique solutions to many questions requiring comparative information. This e-book is a sincerely laid out presentation of the apparent proof of lifestyles from all parts of biology. Biology comes alive during the proof present in this entire reference work.
Warning: anyone who begins to flick through this e-book won't simply cease reading!
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"For decades the e-book .. belongs to the fundamental instruments of college lecturers and teachers within the biosciences. but in addition biology academics will locate stimulating rules for his or her classes .." Annals of Anatomy
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22: Effects of Snake Venoms Figures provided represent either the dose that kills half (50%) of the mice injected with it (LD50 , where LD = lethal dose) or the minimal lethal dose (MLD), calculated in terms of 1 kg body weight of the examined animal species (species in parentheses). 21. 23: Poisonous Effect of Selected Insecticides on Vertebrates When the insecticide is orally administered, 50 % of the animals examined die (LD50 ). Figures in milligrams poison per kilogram body weight. The animal species examined are in parentheses.
8: Dependency of activity of selected amylases on pH value. 8. From Penzlin 1980, p. 33. 11. 13: Duration of Intestinal Passage in Selected Vertebrates This table shows the speed of passage of food through the intestine and the start and end of defecation. 14: Relative Weight of Liver in Selected Vertebrates As percentage of body weight (BW). Figures given are mean values.
10. 8. For greater detail on insect flight, see Siewing 1980. Data after Bauer et al. 1974, Bertelsmann 1979, Franz 1959, Hanke et at. 9. Listed according to increasing surface load. After Oppenheimer and Pincussen 1925 Species Weight (g) Surface (cm2) Surface load (cN/cm2) Green lacewing Small white (butterfly) Small tortoiseshell Swallowtail butterfly Damselfly Mayfly (Ephemera) Midge (Chironomus) Hummingbird hawk-moth Ladybug Dragonfly (L. 10. 6. 7. 9. Listed in descending order according to surface area.
Amazing Numbers in Biology by Rainer Flindt, N. Solomon