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Winter world : the ingenuity of animal survival

Author: Bernd Heinrich
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the winter survival tactics of animals, including flying squirrels, grizzly bears, torpid turtles, and insects, revealing how these animals alter and adapt to an array of extraordinary conditions.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Heinrich
ISBN: 0060197447 9780060197445
OCLC Number: 51326270
Description: xii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Fire and ice --
2. Snow and the subnivian space --
3. A late winter walk --
4. Tracking a weasel --
5. Nests and dens --
6. Flying squirrels in a huddle --
7. Hibernating squirrels (heating up to dream) --
8. The kinglet's feathers --
9. The kinglet's winter fuel --
10. Hibernating birds --
11. Torpid turtles under ice --
12. Iced-in water rodents --
13. Frozen frogs on ice --
14. Insects : from the diversity to the limits --
15. Mice in winter --
16. Supercool(ed) houseguests (with and without) antifreeze) --
17. Of bats and butterflies and cold storage --
18. Aggregating for winter --
19. Winter flocks --
20. Berries preserved --
21. Bears in winter --
22. Storing food --
23. Bees' winter gamble --
24. Winter buds --
25. The kinglets' key?
Responsibility: Bernd Heinrich.
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Explores the winter survival tactics of animals, including flying squirrels, grizzly bears, torpid turtles, and insects, revealing how these animals alter and adapt to an array of extraordinary conditions.

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