Winter World (Paperback)

The Ingenuity of Animal Survival

By Bernd Heinrich

Ecco, 9780061129070, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/7/2003)
Paperback (1/1/2004)
MP3 CD (6/1/2009)
Compact Disc (6/1/2009)
Compact Disc (6/1/2009)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/1/2009)

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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.



About the Author

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.