Temperature and Life on Earth
By (author) Mark S. Blumberg
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Body Heat by Mark S. Blumberg
Book DescriptionIn this entertaining book, biopsychologist Mark Blumberg explores the many ways that temperature rules the lives of all animals (including us). He tells wonderful stories of evolutionary and scientific ingenuity - how penguins withstand Antarctic winters by huddling together by the thousands, why people survive hour-long drowning accidents in winter but not in summer, how certain plants generate heat (the skunk cabbage enough to melt snow around it). We also hear of systems gone awry - how desert species given too much water can drink themselves into bloated immobility, why anorexics often complain of feeling cold, and why you can't sleep if the room is too hot or too cold. After reading this book, you'll never look at a thermostat in quite the same way again.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674013698
(170mm x 128mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 7-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark S. Blumberg
Freaks of Nature, Paperback (February 2010)
From two-legged goats and double-headed snakes, to 'Cyclops' infants with a single eye in the middle of their forehead, Mark S. Blumberg looks at 'freak' bodily anomalies in both humans and other animals to reveal how such deformities provide valuable windows on the intimate connections between genetics, evolution, development, and the environment.
Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience, Hardback (November 2009)» View all books by Mark S. Blumberg
The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience is a seminal reference work in the burgeoning field of developmental behavioral neuroscience, which has emerged in recent years as an important sister discipline to developmental psychobiology.
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Author Biography - Mark S. Blumberg
Mark S. Blumberg is Professor of Psychology at the University of Iowa.
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