Life in the Cold An Introduction to Winter Ecology, fourth edition (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Life in the Cold An Introduction to Winter Ecology, fourth edition

Author: Peter J Marchand
Publisher: Lebanon, NH : University Press of New England, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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A revised edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, with a new chapter on climate change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Marchand
ISBN: 1611685060 9781611685060 1611684285 9781611684285 9781306135153 130613515X
OCLC Number: 1259203289
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (321 p.)
Contents: Title Page; Table of Contents; Preface to the Fourth Edition; 1 | Winter Paths: Options for Overwintering Success; Migration; Hibernation; Resistance; 2 | The Changing Snowpack; Destructive Metamorphism; Constructive Metamorphism; Melt Metamorphism; The Insulative Value of a Snowcover; Snow and Radiant Energy; 3 | Plants and the Winter Environment; Acclimating to the Cold; Weathering the Winter Drought; The Evergreen Advantage; Mechanical Forces of Winter; 4 | Animals and the Winter Environment; The Basics of Energy Exchange; Warm Bodies in Cold Environments; Bergmann's and Gloger's Rules The Cold-Blooded Gamble5 | Life under Ice; Temperature/Density Relationships; Freezing around the Edges; Dormancy versus Activity; Dealing with Oxygen Depletion; 6 | Plant-Animal Interactions: Food for Thought; Bargaining with Hoarders; Coping with Browsers; Plants and the Quality of Subnivean Life; The Carbon Dioxide Debate; 7 | Winter Profiles: A Season in the Lives of Selected Animals; The Northern Cervids; Semiaquatic Mammals; Gallinaceous Birds; 8 | Humans in Cold Places; Circulatory Responses to Cold; Increasing Heat Output; Mind over Temperature; 9 | The Changing Snowpack, II Broken MirrorSpecies on the Move; Unwelcome Thaw; Glossary; Notes; Index; List of Unit Conversion Factors
Responsibility: Peter J. Marchand.

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A revised edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, with a new chapter on climate change.

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