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Le Grand Sommeil Hivernal chez les Animaux: L'Hibernation et ses Applications Pratiques [The Big Winter Sleep in Animals: Hibernation and its Practical Applications]

By: Jean-Pierre Jost (Author)

200 pages, colour illustrations

Éditions Favre

Paperback | Feb 2014 | #227739 | ISBN-13: 9782828913946
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Language: French

In order to cope with extreme weather conditions and the resulting lack of food and water, animals have developed various survival strategies. If hibernation is well known to the public, less well-known is its summer counterpart, aestivation, and temporary torpor. Research into hibernation has practical implications for humans: preservation of transplanted organs, control of obesity and surgery are all areas where it can make improvements. Beautiful drawings of animal created by the author himself complement this work.

Summary in French:
Afin de faire face aux conditions climatiques extrêmes ainsi qu’au manque d’eau et de nourriture qui en découle, les animaux ont développé diverses stratégies de survie. Si l’hibernation est bien connue du grand public, on connaît moins son pendant estival, l’estivation, ou la torpeur passagère. La recherche sur l’hibernation a des implications pratiques pour l’homme : conservation des organes transplantés, contrôle de l’obésité et opérations chirurgicales sont autant de domaines dans lesquels elle peut apporter des améliorations. De superbes dessins d’animaux réalisés par l’auteur lui-même complètent cet ouvrage d’une grande richesse.


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