Wiley, 1981 - Science - 328 pages
Treats insect thermoregulation from a broad perspective, covering short-range responses to temperature and seasonal adaptations with a view to understanding the insect's ecology and evolution. Examines insect behavior and the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Provides insights into the role of physiology in ecology.
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Definitions and Thermoregulatory Taxonomy
A Brief Historical Survey 7 BERND HEINRICH
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