Springer Handbook of Auditory Research

Evolution of the Vertebrate Auditory System

Editors: Manley, Geoffrey A., Fay, Richard R (Eds.)

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The function of vertebrate hearing is served by a surprising variety of sensory structures in the different groups of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. This book discusses the origin, specialization, and functional properties of sensory hair cells, beginning with environmental constraints on acoustic systems and addressing in detail the evolutionary history behind modern structure and function in the vertebrate ear. Taking a comparative approach, chapters are devoted to each of the vertebrate groups, outlining the transition to land existence and the further parallel and independent adaptations of amniotic groups living in air. The volume explores in depth the specific properties of hair cells that allowed them to become sensitive to sound and capable of analyzing sounds into their respective frequency components. Evolution of the Vertebrate Auditory System is directed to a broad audience of biologists and clinicians, from the level of advanced undergraduate students to professionals interested in learning more about the evolution, structure, and function of the ear.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • An Outline of the Evolution of Vertebrate Hearing Organs

    Manley, Geoffrey A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Environmental Variables and the Fundamental Nature of Hearing

    Lewis, Edwin R. (et al.)

    Pages 27-54

  • Evolution of Sensory Hair Cells

    Coffin, Allison (et al.)

    Pages 55-94

  • Parallel Evolution in Fish Hearing Organs

    Ladich, Friedrich (et al.)

    Pages 95-127

  • The Evolution of Single- and Multiple-Ossicle Ears in Fishes and Tetrapods

    Clack, Jennifer A. (et al.)

    Pages 128-163

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of the Vertebrate Auditory System
Editors
  • Geoffrey A. Manley
  • Richard R Fay
Series Title
Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8957-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8957-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-21089-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-21093-3
Series ISSN
0947-2657
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 416
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