Winter world: the ingenuity of animal survival
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New York, NY : Harper Perennial, 2009.
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Central Adult Nonfiction
591.43 HEINR
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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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First Harper Perennial edition.
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x, 357, 31 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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English
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9780061129070, 0061129070

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"An Ecco book."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-347) and index.
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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 landscape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, this book awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter's harsh, cruel exigencies.
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Heinrich, B. (2009). Winter world: the ingenuity of animal survival. First Harper Perennial edition. New York, NY: Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Heinrich, Bernd, 1940-. 2009. Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival. New York, NY: Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Heinrich, Bernd, 1940-, Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival. New York, NY: Harper Perennial, 2009.

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Heinrich, Bernd. Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival. First Harper Perennial edition. New York, NY: Harper Perennial, 2009. Print.

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