Insects devote much of their time to staying at the right temperature. This book explains how, where, and why they do it. An overview of insect thermoregulation is vividly illustrated with a mosaic of fascinating examples [and] the author's own drawings of insects doing relevant things...This attractive book will be enjoyed and appreciated by every entomologist both amateur and professional...[It] will open its topic to a much wider audience, enticing readers with its lively and productive blend of physiology and ecology, and will do much to encourage the integrated study of insect biology. Every school and university library should have it, and at this affordable price most entomologists will want to own a copy.--Sarah A. Corbet, "Entomologist's Monthly Magazine "From the Publisher:
All bodily activity is the result of the interplay of vastly complex physiological processes, and all of these processes depend on temperature. For insects, the struggle to keep body temperature within a suitable range for activity and competition is often a matter of life and death. A few studies of temperature regulation in butterflies can be found dating back to the late 1800s, but only recently have scientists begun to study the phenomenon in other insects. In "The Thermal Warriors" Bernd Heinrich explains how, when and in general what insects regulate their body temperature and what it means to them. And he shows us, the ingenuity of the survival strategies insects have evolved in the irreducible crucible of temperature is astonishing: from shivering and basking, the construction of turrets (certain tiger beetles), and cooling with liquid faeces to stilting (some desert ants and beetles), "panting" in grasshoppers and "sweating cicada", and counter- and alternating-currents of blood flow for heat retention and heat loss.
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Descripción Harvard University Press, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110674883411
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Descripción Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: Harvard Univ Pr, 1999. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. 1529 Language: eng Language: eng. Nº de ref. de la librería 4C48