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Extreme measures : the ecological energetics of birds and mammals

Author: Brian Keith McNab
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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Provides a comprehensive account of the energetics of birds and mammals. This title also provides an overview of thermal rates and explains how the basal rate of metabolism drives energy use,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Keith McNab
ISBN: 0226561224 9780226561226 0226561232 9780226561233
OCLC Number: 754105700
Notes: The Field Museum Library notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Marie Louise Rosenthal Book Fund 3925 (2012-Q4).
Acc no.: 256275.
Description: x, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Fundamentals --
Basic energetics --
Controversies in the analysis of quantitative data --
Ecological consequences --
A general analysis of BMR --
Small and large --
A diversity of food habits --
Life in the cold --
Life in hot dry and warm moist environments --
Evasions --
Field existences --
Island life --
An active life --
Life in the field --
The limits to geographic distribution --
Population consequences --
A pouched (and egg-laying) life --
Energetics and the population biology of endotherms --
Evolutionary consequences --
The evolution of endothermy --
The restrictions and liberations of history --
The future --
Global issues: the limitation to a long-term future.
Responsibility: Brian K. McNab.
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