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Fires of Life - Endothermy in Birds and Mammals (Hardcover) Loot Price: R757
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Fires of Life - Endothermy in Birds and Mammals (Hardcover): Barry Gordon Lovegrove

Fires of Life - Endothermy in Birds and Mammals (Hardcover)

Barry Gordon Lovegrove; Foreword by Roger S. Seymour

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A groundbreaking argument on how endothermy-arguably the most important innovation in vertebrate evolution-developed in birds and mammals This pioneering work investigates why endothermy, or "warm-bloodedness," evolved in birds and mammals, despite its enormous energetic costs. Arguing that single-cause hypotheses to explain the origins of endothermy have stalled research since the 1970s, Barry Gordon Lovegrove advances a novel conceptual framework that considers multiple potential causes and integrates data from the southern as well as the northern hemisphere. Drawing on paleontological data; research on extant species in places like the Karoo, Namaqualand, Madagascar, and Borneo; and novel physiological models, Lovegrove builds a compelling new explanation for the evolution of endothermy. Vividly narrated and illustrated, this book stages a groundbreaking argument that should prove provocative and fascinating for specialists and lay readers alike.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2019
Authors: Barry Gordon Lovegrove
Foreword by: Roger S. Seymour
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-22716-1
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Evolution
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Birds (ornithology)
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Mammals > General
LSN: 0-300-22716-7
Barcode: 9780300227161

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