Winter World

Winter World : The Ingenuity of Animal Survival

By (author) Bernd Heinrich , Narrator Mel Foster

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The 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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  • CD-Audio
  • 134.62 x 190.5 x 15.24mm | 90.72g
  • 25 Jun 2009
  • Tantor Media, Inc
  • Old Saybrook, CT
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1400161762
  • 9781400161768

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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.

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"The stories are plain engrossing---in their elucidation, their breadth of examples, and their barely contained sense of awe and admiration." ---Kirkus

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