BLUMBERG, MARK S.
Title Body Heat: Temperature And Life On Earth.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition.
Edition First Edition (Unstated).
Publisher Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2002.
067400762X / 9780674007628
Seller ID 48906X1
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 entertaining and illuminating 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. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Temperature, Life, Bodyheat, Mark S. Blumberg, Animals, Animal Heat, Regulation, Lord Kelvin, Rats, Leptin, Hypothermia, Fever, Anorexia).