Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival

Bernd Heinrich (Author)
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Description

From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from 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 the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.

Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter land-scape 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 winter's harsh, cruel exigencies.

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
April 07, 2009
Pages
357
Dimensions
5.2 X 1.1 X 7.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061129070
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About the Author

BERND HEINRICH is an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Winter World, Mind of the Raven, Why We Run, The Homing Instinct, and One Wild Bird at a Time. Among Heinrich's many honors is the 2013 PEN New England Award in nonfiction for Life Everlasting. He resides in Maine.