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Perspectives in Physiology

Essays on the History of Respiratory Physiology

Authors: West, John B.

  • The book is written for scientists but is accessible to interested non-scientists
  • Covers the history of significant people and events over the whole course of respiratory physiology
  • Discusses how historical events such as the Renaissance and Enlightenment shaped respiratory physiology
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2362-5
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About this book

This book consists of 23 essays about prominent people and events in the history of respiratory physiology. It provides a first-hand chronicle of the advancements made in respiratory physiology starting with Galen and the beginnings of Western physiology. The volume covers every aspect of the evolution of this important area of knowledge: pulmonary circulation, Boyle’s Law, pulmonary capillaries and alveoli, morphology, gas exchange and blood flow, mechanics, control of ventilation, and comparative physiology. The book emphasizes societal and philosophical aspects of the history of science. Although it concentrates on physiology, it also describes how cultural movements, such as The Enlightenment, shaped the researchers discussed.

This book is published on behalf of the American Physiological Society by Springer. Access to APS books published with Springer is free to APS members.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Galen and the Beginnings of Western Physiology

    West, John

    Pages 1-16

  • Ibn Al-nafis, the Pulmonary Circulation, and the Islamic Golden Age

    West, John

    Pages 17-24

  • Torricelli and the Ocean of Air: The First Measurement of Barometric Pressure

    West, John

    Pages 25-35

  • Robert Boyle’s Landmark Book of 1660 with the First Experiments on Rarified Air

    West, John

    Pages 37-54

  • The Original Presentation of Boyle’s Law

    West, John

    Pages 55-60

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2362-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2361-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4977-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essays on the History of Respiratory Physiology
Authors
Series Title
Perspectives in Physiology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
APS
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2362-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2362-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2361-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4977-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 342
Number of Illustrations and Tables
115 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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