Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival (Paperback)
From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.
Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter land-scape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich's Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter's harsh, cruel exigencies.
About the Author
BERND HEINRICHis an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous books, including the best-sellingWinter World, Mind of the Raven, Why We Run, and The Homing Instinct.He writes forScientific American, Outside, American Scientist, andAudubon, and has published book reviews and op-eds for theNew York Timesand theLos Angeles Times.Among Heinrich's many honors isthe 2013 PEN New England Award for Nonfiction, forLife Everlasting.