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Extreme measures : the ecological energetics of birds and mammals / Brian K. McNab.

Author/Creator:
McNab, Brian Keith, 1932-
Publication:
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 312 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Warm-blooded animals -- Ecology.
Warm-blooded animals -- Evolution.
Bioenergetics.
Body temperature -- Regulation.
Basal metabolism.
Contents:
pt. 1. Fundamentals. Basic energetics ; Controversies in the analysis of quantitative data
pt. 2. Ecological consequences. A general analysis of BMR ; Small and large ; A diversity of food habits ; Life in the cold ; Life in hot dry and warm moist environments ; Evasions
pt. 3. Field existences. Island life ; An active life ; Life in the field ; The limits to geographic distribution
pt. 4. Population consequences. A pouched (and egg-laying) life ; Energetics and the population biology of endotherms
pt. 5. Evolutionary consequences. The evolution of endothermy ; The restrictions and liberations of history
pt. 6. The future. Global issues : the limitation to a long-term future.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:
9780226561226 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
0226561224 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
9780226561233 (paperback : alkaline paper)
0226561232 (paperback : alkaline paper)
OCLC:
754105700
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