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Do you ever wonder what makes you grow? Or why you shiver when you are cold? Have you ever marveled at the speed of a cheetah, the fastest land animal on Earth? Or been awed at how a chameleon can change color? Solving such mysteries is part and parcel of animal physiology, the science that investigates how different animal bodies work. Learning how they do increases our appreciation of the uniqueness and diversity of the vast animal kingdom, and adds to our understanding of how our own bodies work. HOW BODIES WORK: ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY offers a glimpse inside ourselves and the amazing world around us.