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Life in the Cold
An Introduction to Winter Ecology
Peter J. Marchand; Libby Walker, illus.

Available only as an ebook.

1996 • 320 pp. 34 illus. 96 figs. 2 charts. 5 7/8 x 9"
Ecology & Environmental Studies / Nature / Arctic Studies

$22.95 Ebook, 978-1-61168-147-5

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3rd edition

"An ideal entry to winter ecology. It provides basic information, in a clear manner, about snowpack, plant and animal mechanisms of winter survival on land and in fresh water, plant–animal interactions in the cold, and human reactions to cold . . . Should be in all undergraduate and public libraries where people encounter snow and ice." —Choice

A third edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, updated with a new chapter on mammals and birds.

Peter Marchand believes that winter is unfairly misunderstood, a season associated with "stillness, darkness, and death." Yet as each spring affirms, living things somehow manage to reappear. Since 1987, when the first edition appeared and was chosen by Library Journal as one of the year's 101 Best Sci-Tech Books, Marchand has been treating thousands of readers to a winter world that is very much alive. Now in this enlarged third edition, he offers a brand new chapter adding complete information on three major animal groups: northern cervids (deer, elk, moose, and caribou); semiaquatic mammals (beaver, otter, mink, and muskrat); and gallinaceous birds (grouse and ptarmigan). Experts and novices alike will find Life in the Cold indispensable and enjoyable.

PETER J. MARCHAND has devoted much of the last 20 years to the research and teaching of winter ecology. Founder of the winter ecology program at the Center for Northern Studies in Wolcott, VT, he teaches winter ecology at The Colorado College. He is also the author of Autumn: A Season of Change.

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