264 pages, 65 figs
First published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, series B, volume 326 (no. 1237), pages 515-692.
Discusses the behavioural, physiological and biochemical responses of animals to cold, as well as including details of anatomical adaptations. It draws together the results of much recent research into topics such as hibernation, antifreezes in fish, the evolution of warm-bloodedness and the importance of cold to evolution and extinction.
This new book provides a highly readable account of the ways in which animals of all types cope with a cold environment - Nature; a readable, interesting and useful guide... thoroughly referenced, well illustrated... the breadth of coverage in this section is appealing. Part Two describing Behaviour, Anatomy and Physiology was thorough and contains a well written section on the anatomy and physiology of endotherms. I was particularly impressed with the extensive section covering sleep, torpor and hibernation... the book as a whole is one which thermal physiologists and others interested in the field will find of great general utility - American Zoological; ...can be recommended to any biologist interested in animal life at low temperature, adn especially to those interested in animal behavior - Ethology
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