Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures

The Ecological Energetics of Birds and Mammals

eBook - 2012
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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.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780226561240
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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