Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernd Heinrich

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From flying hot-blooded squirrels and diminutive kinglets to sleeping black bears and torpid turtles to frozen insects and frogs, 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.

Ecco, 2003.
ISBN: 9780060197445. 347 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.
Gift inscription on front free endpaper.