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    Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival (CD-Audio) By (author) Bernd Heinrich, Narrator Mel Foster

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    DescriptionThe animal kingdom relies on staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, most animals are adapted to an amazing range of conditions. In "Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival," biologist, illustrator, and award-winning author Bernd Heinrich explores his local woods, where he delights in the seemingly infinite feats of animal inventiveness he discovers there. Because winter drastically affects the most elemental component of all life--water--radical changes in a creature's physiology and behavior must take place to match the demands of the environment. Some creatures survive by developing antifreeze; others must remain in constant motion to maintain their high body temperatures. Even if animals can avoid freezing to death, they must still manage to find food in a time of scarcity or store if from a time of plenty. Infused by the author's inexhaustible enchantment with nature, "Winter World" awakens the wonders and mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter's harsh, cruel exigencies.


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    Title
    Winter World
    Subtitle
    The Ingenuity of Animal Survival
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernd Heinrich, Narrator Mel Foster
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400111763
    ISBN 10: 1400111765
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: EV110
    Ingram Theme: SEAS/WINTER
    BISAC V2.8: NAT010000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: NAT037000
    B&T Approval Code: A60400000
    BISAC V2.8: NAT001000
    DC22: 591.43
    B&T Approval Code: A63450000
    DC22: 591.4/3
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54280
    BISAC V2.8: NAT032000
    LC classification: QL753 .H45 2009B
    Thema V1.0: WNC, RNT
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    25 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Bernd Heinrich is the author of numerous award-winning books, including "The Geese of Beaver Bog," "Mind of the Raven," and his memoir, "The Snoring Bird." Mel Foster has narrated over 150 audiobooks and has won several awards. Twice an Audie finalist for "1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History" by Charles Bracelen Flood and "Finding God in Unexpected Places" by Philip Yancey, he won for the latter title.
    Review quote
    ""The stories are plain engrossing---in their elucidation, their breadth of examples, and their barely contained sense of awe and admiration."" ---Kirkus