Why Geese Don't Get Obese (And We Do): How Evolution's Strategies for Survival Affect Our Everyday Lives
What drives us to eat and accounts for different appetites? Why is breathing at high altitudes easy for birds and difficult for humans? Why do animals have two sets of sensory organs--eyes, ears, nostrils, etc...? In Why Geese Don't Get Obese, physiologist Eric Widmaier describes the astonishing ways humans and other creatures have adapted to their environmental challenges in order to survive. Surprising examples, a sense of humor, and some insightful science make this book a delightful and lively read.
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This well-written, easy-to-read book discusses reasons for some aspects of human and animal physiology. Recent books on Darwinian medicine such as R.M. Neese and G.C. Williams's Why We Get Sick (Times ... Read full review
There are no negative physiological consequences of fattening in migratory birds, but there are profound consequences of obesity in people (premature death being one).