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Life in the Cold : an Introduction to Winter Ecology.

Author: Peter J Marchand; Libby Walker
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, 2000. ©1996
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A third edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, updated with a new chapter on mammals and birds.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Marchand, Peter J.
Life in the Cold : An Introduction to Winter Ecology.
Hanover : University Press of New England, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Marchand; Libby Walker
ISBN: 9781611681475 1611681472
OCLC Number: 1054829032
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Contents: Title Page --
Copyright --
Dedications --
Epigraph --
Contents --
PREFACE --
LIST OF UNIT CONVERSION FACTORS --
1. WINTER PATHS: OPTIONS FOR OVERWINTERING SUCCESS --
Migration --
Hibernation --
Resistance --
2. THE CHANGING SNOWPACK --
Destructive Metamorphism --
Constructive Metamorphism --
Melt Metamorphism --
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 Problems: The Brute 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: Is It Really Better to Be Big and White? --
The Cold-Blooded Gamble: To Freeze or Not to Freeze --
5. LIFE UNDER ICE --
Temperature/Density Relationships --
Freezing Around the Edges --
Dormancy versus Activity: Compensating for the Cold --
Dealing with Oxygen Depletion --
6. PLANT-ANIMAL INTERACTIONS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT --
Plant Deterrents to Winter Browsing --
Coevolution of Plants and Browsers --
Plants and the Quality of Subnivean Life --
The Carbon Dioxide Debate --
7. WINTER PROFILES: A SEASON IN THE LIVES OF SELECTED ANIMALS --
Gallinaceous Birds --
8. HUMANS IN COLD PLACES --
Circulatory Responses to Cold --
Increasing Heat Output --
Mind over Temperature: Psychological Responses to Cold --
APPENDIX A. Measuring Temperatures of Microhabitats and Small Objects: Thermocouple Thermometry --
APPENDIX B. Measuring Insect and Plant Freezing Resistance: Differential Thermal Analysis --
APPENDIX C. Measuring Respiratory Oxygen Consumption of Small Invertebrates --
APPENDIX D. Measuring Dietary or Habitat Preferences in Winter: The Rank Preference Index --
NOTES --
GLOSSARY --
INDEX.

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A third edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, updated with a new chapter on mammals and birds.

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