Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernd HeinrichWinter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernd Heinrich

Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival

byBernd Heinrich

Paperback | April 7, 2009

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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.

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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Title:Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal SurvivalFormat: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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ PUT THIS ON YOUR BOOK BUCKET LIST! It is such a beautiful read that makes you feel so connected to nature and look at wildlife in a new way and truly appreciate things more. And for the general public, this book can also give highly interesting educative insight as well!
Date published: 2016-12-31

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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)