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Author Heinrich, Bernd, 1940-

Title Winter world: the ingenuity of animal survival [Hoopla electronic resource] / Bernd Heinrich.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Mel Foster.
Summary The animal kingdom relies on staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, most animals are adapted to an amazing range of conditions. In Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival, biologist, illustrator, and award-winning author Bernd Heinrich explores his local woods, where he delights in the seemingly infinite feats of animal inventiveness he discovers there.Because winter drastically affects the most elemental component of all life-water-radical changes in a creature's physiology and behavior must take place to match the demands of the environment. Some creatures survive by developing antifreeze; others must remain in constant motion to maintain their high body temperatures. Even if animals can avoid freezing to death, they must still manage to find food in a time of scarcity or store if from a time of plenty.Infused by the author's inexhaustible enchantment with nature, Winter World awakens the wonders and mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter's harsh, cruel exigencies.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Animals -- Wintering. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Foster, Mel.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781400191765 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1400191769 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT10756116
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