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- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication19/09/2011
- GenreLife Sciences: General
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Notebiography
- Weight1709 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine46 mm
- Edited byDouglas B. Webster,Richard R. Fay
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
- Table Of ContentsSection I Evolutionary Perspective.- 1 An Overview of the Evolutionary Biology of Hearing.- 2 Comparisons of Major and Minor Taxa Reveal Two Kinds of Differences: Lateral Adaptations and Vertical Changes in Grade.- 3 The Phylogeny of Octavolateralis Ontogenies: A Reaffirmation of Garstang's Phylogenetic Hypothesis.- 4 Evolution of the Vertebrate Inner Ear: An Overview of Ideas.- Section II Invertebrates.- 5 Hearing and Sound Communication in Small Animals: Evolutionary Adaptations to the Laws of Physics.- 6 Ecological Constraints for the Evolution of Hearing and Sound Communication in Insects.- 7 The Processing of Auditory Signals in the CNS of Orthoptera.- 8 The Evolution of Hearing in Insects as an Adaptation to Predation from Bats.- 9 Hearing in Crustacea.- 10 Hearing of Nonarthropod Invertebrates.- Contributed Abstracts.- A. The Mechanoreceptive Origin of Insect Tympanal Organs: A Comparative Study of Homologous Nerves in Tympanate and Atympanate Moths.- B. Organization of the Auditory Pathway in Noctuoid Moths: Homologous Auditory Evolution in Insects.- C. Hearing in the Primitive Ensiferan Cyphoderris monstrosa (Orthoperta: Haglidae).- D. Hair Cell Sensitivity in Cephalopod Statocyst.- Section III Aspects of Hearing Among Vertebrates.- 11 Convergence of Design in Vertebrate Acoustic Sensors.- 12 The Efferent Innervation of the Ear: Variations on an Enigma.- 13 Evolution, Perception, and the Comparative Method.- 14 Structure and Function in Sound Discrimination Among Vertebrates.- Section IV Anamniotes.- 15 Functional and Evolutionary Implications of Peripheral Diversity in Lateral Line Systems.- 16 Functional Aspects of the Evolution of the Auditory System of Actinopterygian Fish.- 17 Evolution of Central Auditory Pathways in Anamniotes.- 18 The Water-to-Land Transition: Evolution of the Tetrapod Basilar Papilla, Middle Ear, and Auditory Nuclei.- 19 Nature and Quality of the Fossil Evidence of Otic Evolution in Early Tetrapods.- 20 The Stapes of Acanthostega gunnari and the Role of the Stapes in Early Tetrapods.- 21 The Effects of Body Size on the Evolution of the Amphibian Middle Ear.- 22 Biological Constraints on Anuran Acoustic Communication: Auditory Capabilities of Naturally Behaving Animals.- Contributed Abstracts.- E. Some Unique Features of the Ear and the Lateral Line of a Catfish and their Potential Bearing for Sound Pressure Detection.- F. Comparative Analysis of Electrosensory and Auditory Function in a Mormyrid Fish.- G. Biophysics of Underwater Hearing in the Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis.- Section V Nonmammalian Amniotes.- 23 The Evolutionary Implications of the Structural Variations in the Auditory Papilla of Lizards.- 24 Functional Consequences of Morphological Trends in the Evolution of Lizard Hearing Organs.- 25 Evolution of the Central Auditory System in Reptiles and Birds.- 26 Hearing in Birds.- 27 Evolution and Specialization of Function in the Avian Auditory Periphery.- Contributed Abstracts.- H. Tuning in the Turtle: An Evolutionary Perspective.- I. Paratympanic and Spiracular Sense Organs: Phylogenetic Distribution and Theories of Function, Including Hearing.- Section VI Mammals.- 28 Evolution of the Auditory System in Synapsida ( Mammal-Like Reptiles and Primitive Mammals) as Seen in the Fossil Record.- 29 Hearing in Transitional Mammals: Predictions from the Middle-Ear Anatomy and Hearing Capabilities of Extant Mammals.- 30 Parallel Evolution of Low Frequency Sensitivity in Old World and New World Desert Rodents.- 31 A Functional Model of the Peripheral Auditory System in Mammals and Its Evolutionary Implications.- 32 Origin of Auditory Cortex.- 33 Mammalian Auditory Cortex-Some Comparative Observations.- 34 Evolution of Sound Localization in Mammals.- 35 The Marine Mammal Ear: Specializations for Aquatic Audition and Echolocation.- 36 Adaptations of Basic Structures and Mechanisms in the Cochlea and Central Auditory Pathway of the Mustache Bat.- Contributed Abstracts.- J. The Story of the E
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