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Extreme measures : the ecological energetics of birds and mammals, Brian K. McNab

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Extreme measures : the ecological energetics of birds and mammals
Title
Extreme measures
Title remainder
the ecological energetics of birds and mammals
Statement of responsibility
Brian K. McNab
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Along with reproduction, balancing energy expenditure with the limits of resource acquisition is essential for both a species and a population to survive. But energy is a limited resource, as we know well, so birds and mammals--the most energy-intensive fauna on the planet--must reduce energy expenditures to maintain this balance, some taking small steps, and others extreme measures. Here Brian K. McNab draws on his over sixty years in the field to provide a comprehensive account of the energetics of birds and mammals, one fully integrated with their natural history. McNab begins with an overvie
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1932-
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McNab, Brian Keith
Dewey number
599
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Warm-blooded animals
  • Warm-blooded animals
  • Bioenergetics
  • Body temperature
  • Basal metabolism
  • Zoology
  • Science
  • Natural history
Label
Extreme measures : the ecological energetics of birds and mammals, Brian K. McNab
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Fundamentals -- Basic energetics -- Controversies in the analysis of quantitative data -- Ecological consequences -- A general analysis of BMR -- Small and large -- A diversity of food habits -- Life in the cold -- Life in hot dry and warm moist environments -- Evasions -- Field existences -- Island life -- An active life -- Life in the field -- The limits to geographic distribution -- Population consequences -- A pouched (and egg-laying) life -- Energetics and the population biology of endotherms -- Evolutionary consequences -- The evolution of endothermy -- The restrictions and liberations of history -- The future -- Global issues: the limitation to a long-term future
Control code
ocn799765172
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226561240
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)799765172
Label
Extreme measures : the ecological energetics of birds and mammals, Brian K. McNab
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Fundamentals -- Basic energetics -- Controversies in the analysis of quantitative data -- Ecological consequences -- A general analysis of BMR -- Small and large -- A diversity of food habits -- Life in the cold -- Life in hot dry and warm moist environments -- Evasions -- Field existences -- Island life -- An active life -- Life in the field -- The limits to geographic distribution -- Population consequences -- A pouched (and egg-laying) life -- Energetics and the population biology of endotherms -- Evolutionary consequences -- The evolution of endothermy -- The restrictions and liberations of history -- The future -- Global issues: the limitation to a long-term future
Control code
ocn799765172
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226561240
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)799765172

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