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The Thermal Warriors

Strategies of Insect Survival

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674183773

Publication Date: 10/01/1996

221 pages

73 halftones, 10 line illustrations, 12 color illustrations


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  • Preface
  • 1. From Cold Crawlers to Hot Flyers
  • 2. Heat Balance
  • 3. The Flight Motor
  • 4. Warm-Up by Shivering
  • 5. Warm-Up by Basking
  • 6. Cooling Off
  • 7. Form and Function
  • 8. Conserving Energy
  • 9. Why Do Insects Thermoregulate?
  • 10. Strategies for Survival
  • 11. Thermal Arms Races
  • 12. Heat Treatments
  • 13ยท Heating and Cooling the Nest
  • 14. Insects in Man-Made Habitats
  • Epilogue
  • Selected Readings
  • Index

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