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E-AUDIO
Author Widmaier, Eric P
Title Why geese don't get obese (and we do) [downloadable audiobook] : [how evolution's strategies for survival affect our everyday lives] / Eric P. Widmaier
Publisher [United States] : Listen & Live Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2001
 
 
Edition Abridged
Descript 1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.)) : digital
Performer(S) Read by Rick Adamson
Summary Imagine being able to consume 250,000 calories daily without gaining weight. If you had the metabolism of a shrew you could. And while most of us can't hold our breath for more than a few minutes, the Weddell seal can remain under water for a full 75 minutes! Through many amazing examples, Why Geese Don't Get Obese discusses the mechanisms humans and other creatures have evolved to gauge their need for food; gather water and oxygen; circulate blood; regulate body temperature; respond to stressful situations; and maintain other survival needs. Peppy prose and just the right amount of detail make this audio book a delight and a fitting ode to the remarkable resilience of nature!
Note Digital content provided by hoopla
Tech Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Physiology, Comparative -- Popular works
Evolution (Biology)
Animals -- Adaptation
Alt Author Adamson, Rick
hoopla digital
ISBN 9781593162474
1593162472
Music # MWT11001856

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