Life in the Cold An Introduction to Winter Ecology

ISBN-10: 0874517850

ISBN-13: 9780874517859

Edition: 3rd 1996

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Peter Marchand believes that winter is unfairly misunderstood, a season associated with "stillness, darkness, and death." Yet as each spring affirms, living things somehow manage to reappear. Since 1987, when the first edition appeared and was chosen by Library Journal as one of the year's 101 Best Sci-Tech Books, Marchand has been treating thousands of readers to a winter world that is very much alive. Now in this enlarged third edition, he offers a brand new chapter adding complete information on three major animal groups: northern cervids (deer, elk, moose, and caribou); semiaquatic mammals (beaver, otter, mink, and muskrat); and gallinaceous birds (grouse and ptarmigan). Experts and novices alike will find Life in the Cold indispensable and enjoyable.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 12/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
List of Unit Conversion Factors
Winter Paths: Options for Overwintering Success
The Changing Snowpack
Plants and the Winter Environment
Animals and the Winter Environment
Life Under Ice
Plant-Animal Interactions: Food for Thought
Winter Profiles: A Season in the Lives of Selected Animals
Humans in Cold Places
Measuring Temperatures of Microhabitats and Small Objects: Thermocouple Thermometry
Measuring Insect and Plant Freezing Resistance: Differential Thermal Analysis
Measuring Respiratory Oxygen Consumption of Small Invertebrates
Measuring Dietary or Habitat Preferences in Winter: The Rank Preference Index
Notes
Glossary
Index
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