Winter World: The Ingenuity Of Animal Survival

By: Bernd Heinrich

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ISBN
9780060957377
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
288
Dimensions
135 x 210mm

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From award-winning writer and biologist Bernd Heinrich, an intimate, accessible and eloquent illumination of animal survival in Winter.

From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter their environment to accommodate our physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions - i.e. radical changes in a creature's physiology take place to match the demands of the environment. Winter provides an especially remarkable situation, because of how drastically it affects the most elemental component of all life: water.

Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter landscape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich's 'Winter World' awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through the harsh, cruel exigencies of winters.
ISBN:
9780060957377
Publication Date:
01 / 04 / 2004
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
135 x 210mm

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