Amazing Numbers in Biology by Rainer Flindt, N. Solomon

By Rainer Flindt, N. Solomon

"This booklet becomes ragged with use....A labour of affection and directory. outstanding Numbers is best than googling, since it has a smart index and also you would not have to go 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 when you ever are looking to payment, all of the evidence are referenced. A caution notwithstanding -- this addictive publication will preserve you soaking up bizarre little evidence: dimensions of a bread mould's mitochondria anyone?"

-- BBC Wildlife

With hundreds of thousands of tables and over 10,000 entries a person 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 ebook is a essentially laid out presentation of the apparent evidence of lifestyles from all parts of biology. Biology comes alive during the proof present in this entire reference work.

Warning: anyone who starts off to flick through this publication won't simply cease reading!

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"A needs to, not just for everybody drawn to biology but in addition for all mom and dad .. `Hey mother, how lengthy does an XX live?´, or as supplementary fabric for basic schooling .." Biotec

"For decades the ebook .. belongs to the quintessential instruments of collage lecturers and academics within the biosciences. but additionally biology lecturers will locate stimulating rules for his or her classes .." Annals of Anatomy

"Facts and figures that not just tell but additionally entertain .." Focus

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3: Dental Formulae of Selected Mammals The numbers above the fraction bar represent the number of the following distinct types of teeth in the upper jaw: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars, respectively. The numbers below the fraction bar designate the same types of teeth in the lower jaw. 5. 5: Relative Intestinal Length of Selected Animals Numbers indicate relation of intestinal length (IL) to body length (BL) (how many times longer the intestine is than the body). 4. Among the herbivores (long intestines) and carnivores (short intestines), respectively, the intestines of smaller animals are relatively longer than those of their larger counterparts.

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. As a point of comparison: gliders have a surface load of 25 N/m2. 10: Maximum Speeds of Selected Animals All figures are in kilometers per hour.

Food requirements are related to the basal metabolic rate. 1. 3: Dental Formulae of Selected Mammals The numbers above the fraction bar represent the number of the following distinct types of teeth in the upper jaw: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars, respectively. The numbers below the fraction bar designate the same types of teeth in the lower jaw. 5. 5: Relative Intestinal Length of Selected Animals Numbers indicate relation of intestinal length (IL) to body length (BL) (how many times longer the intestine is than the body).

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