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Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth #2020

Body Heat Temperature and Life on Earth Whether you re a polar bear giving birth to cubs in an Arctic winter a camel going days without water in the desert heat or merely a suburbanite without air conditioning in a heat wave your comfort

  • Title: Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth
  • Author: Mark S. Blumberg
  • ISBN: 9780674013698
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth By Mark S. Blumberg, Whether you re a polar bear giving birth to cubs in an Arctic winter, a camel going days without water in the desert heat, or merely a suburbanite without air conditioning in a heat wave, your comfort and even survival depend on how well you adapt to extreme temperatures.In this entertaining and illuminating book, biopsychologist Mark Blumberg explores the many ways that tWhether you re a polar bear giving birth to cubs in an Arctic winter, a camel going days without water in the desert heat, or merely a suburbanite without air conditioning in a heat wave, your comfort and even survival depend on how well you adapt to extreme temperatures.In this entertaining and illuminating book, biopsychologist Mark Blumberg explores the many ways that temperature rules the lives of all animals including us He moves from the physical principles that govern the flow of heat in and out of our bodies to the many complex evolutionary devices animals use to exploit those principles for their own benefit.In the process Blumberg tells wonderful stories of evolutionary and scientific ingenuity how penguins withstand Antarctic winters by huddling together by the thousands, how vulnerable embryos of many species are to extremes of temperature during their development, 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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    1. I picked up this book for an odd and potentially disconcerting reason I sweat when I work out I know that everyone sweats while active, but for me it s preternatural It s at a level that has the potential to be a superpower, if I had any control of it I ve finished muaythai sessions with the ring floor looking like it d rained inside granted Thailand takes humidity to its heights, but still I was hoping to gain some insight into what this anomaly was all about After reading the book, I can t say [...]

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