Rheostasis: The Physiology of Change

The online edition of Rheostasis is available here. This may be freely downloaded and reproduced provided that the source is included. The online version is a facsimile scan of the original book, published by Oxford University Press Inc (ISBN: 9780195061840), now out of print. This online edition of the book is copyright © N. Mrosovsky, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto (nicholas.mrosovsky@utoronto.ca)

Table of Contents

Preface (PDF, 1.0 MB)

1. Homeostasis Reexamined (PDF, 800 kB)

2. Resolving Conflicts (PDF, 900 kB)

3. Terminology and Definitions (PDF, 300 kB)

4. Programmed Rheostasis (PDF, 3.8 MB)

5. Reactive Rheostasis (PDF, 3.5 MB)

6. Second-order Rheostasis (PDF, 400 kB)

7. Problems and Cautions (PDF, 1.4 MB)

8. Molecular and Integrative Biology (PDF, 400 kB)

References (PDF, 2.0 MB)

Author Index (PDF, 160 kB)

Subject Index (PDF, 265 kB)

Complete Book (PDF, 14.5 MB)


The author thanks the following people for help with the publication of the online edition of Rheostasis : Steve Smith, Hugo Lynch, David Richardson and Mike Dennison.