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Provides an accessible introduction to the intriguing animal behavior of hibernation
We share the earth with a wide variety of animal species, each of which brings something special to the diversity of the planet. By knowing more about how animals behave and live, we gain a greater understanding of how life evolved and the importance of biodiversity. Hibernation examines those animals that cannot migrate and are forced to remain in a habitat that is inhospitable and consequently sleep deeply for weeks or months. Known as hibernation for winter sleep and estivation for its summer equivalent, this unique trait involves many special behaviors -- how do such animals prepare for sleep? where do they sleep? how do they store energy? how do they wake up? The book provides a thorough guide, perfect for research papers in biology classes, for understanding the behavior and biodiversity of a fascinating and unusual group of animals.

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Roots, who is a zoo director, explains the physiology behind hibernation then characterizes the hibernation behavior of fish, amphibians, rodents, bears, bats, and some cold-blooded mammals. A short but surprising chapter explores daily torpidity among hummingbirds, swifts, poorwills, chickadees, and vultures. Both black and white photographs and color plates are provided, making the book particularly suitable for high school and public libraries. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Explores the physiology behind hibernation and discusses the hibernation behavior of fish, amphibians, rodents, bears, bats, and some cold-blooded mammals.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780313335440
Characteristics: xvi, 219 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm

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