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Author Blumberg, Mark Samuel, 1961-

Title Body heat : temperature and life on earth / Mark S. Blumberg
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Temperature : a user's guide -- 2. Behave yourself -- 3. Then bake at 98.6 F for 400,000 minutes -- 4. Everything in its place -- 5. Cold new world -- 6. Fever all through the night -- 7. The heat of passion -- 8. Livin' off the fat -- 9. The light goes out
Summary "Whether you're a polar bear giving birth to cubs in an Arctic winter, a camel going days without water in the desert heat, or merely a suburbanite without air conditioning in a heat wave, your comfort and even survival depend on how well you adapt to extreme temperatures." "In this book, the biopsychologist Mark Blumberg explores the many ways that temperature rules the lives of all animals (including us). He moves from the physical principles that govern the flow of heat in and out of our bodies to the many complex evolutionary devices animals use to exploit those principles for their own benefit."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index
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Subject Animal heat.
Body temperature -- Regulations.
Adaptation, Physiological.
Body Temperature Regulation.
Genre/Form Rules.
Administrative regulations.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001051648
ISBN 0674023765 (electronic bk.)
9780674023765 (electronic bk.)