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Body heat : temperature and life on earth

Author: Mark Samuel Blumberg
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
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"Whether you're a polar bear giving birth to cubs in an Arctic winter, a camel going days without water in the desert heat, or merely a suburbanite without air conditioning in a heat wave, your comfort and even survival depend on how well you adapt to extreme temperatures." "In this book, the biopsychologist Mark Blumberg explores the many ways that temperature rules the lives of all animals (including us). He moves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Rules
Regulations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blumberg, Mark Samuel, 1961-
Body heat.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)656220358
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Samuel Blumberg
ISBN: 067400762X 9780674007628 0674013697 9780674013698
OCLC Number: 48162830
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: 1. Temperature : a user's guide --
2. Behave yourself --
3. Then bake at 98.6 F for 400,000 minutes --
4. Everything in its place --
5. Cold new world --
6. Fever all through the night --
7. The heat of passion --
8. Livin' off the fat --
9. The light goes out.
Responsibility: Mark S. Blumberg.

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