Winter: An Ecological Handbook

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Big Earth Publishing, 1989 - Nature - 273 pages
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This guide to various aspects of winter includes stresses of cold temperatures on animals, plants and people, coping behaviours and mechanisms, the forces of winter and the human perception and experience of the season.
 

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Contents

1 Winter Ecology
1
THE SCIENCE CALLED WINTER ECOLOGY
3
HISTORY OF WINTER ECOLOGY
4
2 What and Where is Winter?
11
THE SUN AND WINTER
23
ENERGY
25
SNOW
38
3 Life Winter and Adaptation
65
ANIMAL ENERGETICS AND NUTRITION
131
ANIMAL POPULATIONS
144
PLANTS AND WINTER
163
INSECTS AND WINTER
177
4 People and Winter
185
HUMANS AND COLD
194
OUT IN WINTER
198
5 Experiencing Winter
245

NIVEAN ENVIRONMENT
73
TEMPERATURE LIFE AND BIOCHEMISTRY
88
Temperature Effects on Biochemistry
97
PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES
108
ENERGY AND MASS BALANCE
118
WINTER FIELD EXPERIMENTS
246
A SYMPOSIUM
262
Index
267
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