Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival

Paperback | April 7, 2009

byBernd Heinrich

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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.

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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...

The author of numerous bestselling and award-winning books, Bernd Heinrich is a professor of biology at the University of Vermont. He divides his time between Vermont and the forests of western Maine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:April 7, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061129070

ISBN - 13:9780061129070

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?This is an amazing book by an amazing author....By living with the ravens over many years, literally at home and in the field, he has documented a level of intellegence and social sophisticated rarely even dreamed to exist in birds.? (Edward O. Wilson on MIND OF THE RAVEN)