By Rainer Flindt, N. Solomon

ISBN-10: 3540301461

ISBN-13: 9783540301462

"This booklet becomes ragged with use....A labour of affection and directory. impressive Numbers is best 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 have. it is also logically divided into such sections as 'Size', 'Blood' and 'Germination', and, simply in the event you ever are looking to payment, the entire evidence are referenced. A caution although -- this addictive e-book will preserve you soaking up peculiar little evidence: dimensions of a bread mould's mitochondria anyone?"

-- BBC Wildlife

With 1000's of tables and over 10,000 entries somebody who works or reports within the lifestyles sciences or people with a curious brain will locate specified solutions to many questions requiring comparative information. This e-book is a essentially laid out presentation of the apparent proof of lifestyles from all components of biology. Biology comes alive in the course of the proof present in this complete reference work.

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9. 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.

400 60–69 ca. 55 max. 119 53 9 34 110 230 max. 15. 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.

22. 02 mg (mouse) Bufogenin (from toad skin) Bufotenin (from toad skin) Poison from water frog (or pool frog) skin 6–12 mg (rabbit) Dart poison (from Phyllobates bicolor) Batrachotoxin (from P. aurotaenia) Homobatrachotoxin (from P. 22: Effects of Snake Venoms Figures provided represent either the dose that kills half (50%) of the mice injected with it (LD50 , where LD = lethal dose) or the minimal lethal dose (MLD), calculated in terms of 1 kg body weight of the examined animal species (species in parentheses).

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