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: $16.98  $15.62
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published Date: April 07, 2009
Pages: 357
Dimensions: 5.2 X 1.1 X 7.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
ISBN: 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, and The Homing Instinct. Among Heinrich's many honors is the 2013 PEN New England Award in nonfiction for Life Everlasting. He lives in Weld, Maine.