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  1. Winter: An Ecological Handbook
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  2. Winter: An Ecological Handbook

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"Winter: An Ecological Handbook" is a guide for anyone who is curious—or needs to know—about winter. Naturalists, winter sports enthusiasts, residents of cold climates, and others who deal with winter on a daily basis will find this an enlightening as well as useful book.

"Winter" explores the stresses of cold temperatures on animals, plants, and people, and describes coping mechanisms, from biochemical changes to behavioral responses. The authors examine the causes, characteristics, and energy costs for offsetting the forces of winter, and they explain the variety of adaptations to extreme conditions utilized by mammals, birds, and insects, as well as plants.

The human perception and experience of winter is also covered, ranging from the variety of snow terms used by natives of northern regions to the complex web of interactions between human and animal populations. A guide to winter recreation and travel features solid advice on avoiding avalanches, frostbite, and other hazards; clothing to keep you warm; shelters to build in the snow; and the best winter camping techniques and equipment.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Johnson Books
EAN
9781555660369
Edition
1
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
1555660363
Label
Johnson Books
Manufacturer
Johnson Books
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
288
PublicationDate
1989-12
Publisher
Johnson Books
Studio
Johnson Books
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

If you love being outdoors in winter you will love this book. A college level text that takes you out into the snow to study ecology. An exciting text for amature naturalists, teachers, outdoor leadership people and biologists.
A pretty complex book but if you already understand the basics then this would take you to the next level. Chapters are:
Winter ecology
What and Where is Winter
Life, Winter and Adaptation
People and Winter
Experiencing
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