By Rainer Flindt, N. Solomon
"This ebook becomes ragged with use....A labour of affection and directory. impressive Numbers is healthier than googling, since it has a smart index and also you should not have to battle through an entire load of irrelevance to get what you will want. it is also logically divided into such sections as 'Size', 'Blood' and 'Germination', and, simply when you ever are looking to money, the entire evidence are referenced. A caution although -- this addictive ebook will retain you soaking up extraordinary little evidence: dimensions of a bread mould's mitochondria anyone?"
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With 1000's of tables and over 10,000 entries somebody who works or experiences within the lifestyles sciences or people with a curious brain will locate unique solutions to many questions requiring comparative facts. This e-book is a sincerely laid out presentation of the apparent evidence of existence from all components of biology. Biology comes alive throughout the proof present in this entire reference work.
Warning: anyone who begins to flick through this publication won't simply cease reading!
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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.
17: Relative Skeletal Weight of Selected Vertebrates Figures as percentage of body weight. Birds and mammals each listed according to percentage. Larger animals require a much sturdier skeleton than do their smaller counterparts. 18: Size of Selected Animal Cells Figures for selected species and organs. ) → 24 Part 1: Zoology Species Organ Rabbit Cerebral cortex Pyramidal cells of Betz Spinal ganglion Purkinje cells Spinal ganglion Purkinje cells Spinal ganglion Purkinje cells Spinal ganglion Purkinje cells Purkinje cells Lymphocytes Spinal ganglion Pyramidal cells of Betz Purkinje cells Muscle (M.
Figures in milligrams poison per kilogram body weight. The animal species examined are in parentheses. 22. 0: Numbers that Amaze This table brings together several interesting figures from Sect. 2, which are cited again in the individual tables below, where they are accompanied by references to the literature. 1: Diameter of Muscle Fibers Data for selected muscle types and organisms. Figures from David 1977 Species Muscle Diameter (μm) Goldfish Red fibers White fibers Leg muscle Breast muscle Diaphragm Calf muscle M.
Amazing Numbers in Biology by Rainer Flindt, N. Solomon