Obituary of Schmidt-Nielson; Animal Physiologists

Knut Schmidt-Nielsen, one of the all-time greats of animal physiology, died on 25 January 2007 aged 92..He studied life in deserts, where heat and drought makes survival difficult. The most effective means of keeping cool depend on evaporation of precious water, either in the breath or as sweat, but kangaroo rats survive in the Arizona…

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