Life in the Cold

Author: Peter J. Marchand
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611685060
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Peter J. MarchandÕs Life in the Cold remains the one book that offers a comprehensive picture of the interactions of plants and animalsÑincluding humansÑwith their cold-weather environment. Focusing on the problems of Òwinter-activeÓ organisms, Marchand illuminates the many challenges of sustaining life in places that demand extraordinary adaptations. The fourth edition of this classic text includes a new chapter on climate change and its effects on plants and animals wintering in the North.

Life in the Cold

Author: Peter J. Marchand
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611681472
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A third edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, updated with a new chapter on mammals and birds.

Life in the cold

Author: Peter J. Marchand
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This explanation of adaptions to winter conditions by plants, animals and humans has been expanded to include plant-animal interactions, insects, amphibians and polar marine fishes, and the conducting of experiments in the cold.

Life in the Cold

Author: Bill Wheatley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462814719
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The Life in the Cold pieces are written in a style that might be called “riting in rhythm” to distinguish them from what is usually meant by the name poetry. The subjects are various--war and culture, science and faith, the popular and the personal--and a number of them are narrative. They are meant to be accessible, even entertaining, despite the heft of some of the themes.

Life in the Cold

Author: Gerhard Heldmaier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662041626
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This book contains the proceedings of the 11 'h international symposium dedicated to the understanding of animal "Life in the Cold", held at Jungholz (Austria), August 13-18, 2000. In 55 chapters contributed by researchers from 16 countries the current state of knowledge is reviewed, and the most recent developments and discussions in this field are highlighted. The first symposium on hibernation and life in the cold was held in 1959, and from then on they continued to occur every 3-5 years. The regular occurrence of these meetings became almost a tradition. A tradition which is entirely based on the enthusiasm of participants, and was nourished by scientific progress in this area during the past decades. The first symposium in 1959 was organised by Charles P. Lyman and Albert R. Dawe and was almost entirely dedicated to hibernation and torpor. This has been a backbone topic of the following symposia, although other aspects of animal energetics, thermal physiology and biochemistry were included in later meetings.

Dean Acheson

Author: Robert L. Beisner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199754892
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Dean Acheson was one of the most influential Secretaries of State in U.S. history, presiding over American foreign policy during a pivotal era--the decade after World War II when the American Century slipped into high gear. During his vastly influential career, Acheson spearheaded the greatest foreign policy achievements in modern times, ranging from the Marshall Plan to the establishment of NATO. In this acclaimed biography, Robert L. Beisner paints an indelible portrait of one of the key figures of the last half-century. In a book filled with insight based on research in government archives, memoirs, letters, and diaries, Beisner illuminates Acheson's major triumphs, including the highly underrated achievement of converting West Germany and Japan from mortal enemies to prized allies, and does not shy away from examining his missteps. But underlying all his actions, Beisner shows, was a tough-minded determination to outmatch the strength of the Soviet bloc--indeed, to defeat the Soviet Union at every turn. The book also sheds light on Acheson's friendship with Truman--one, a bourbon-drinking mid-Westerner with a homespun disposition, the other, a mustachioed Connecticut dandy who preferred perfect martinis. Over six foot tall, with steel blue, "merry, searching eyes" and a "wolfish" grin, Dean Acheson was an unforgettable character--intellectually brilliant, always debonair, and tough as tempered steel. This lustrous portrait of an immensely accomplished and colorful life is the epitome of the biographer's art.

American Military Communities in West Germany

Author: John W. Lemza
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476624100
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On April 28, 1946, a small group of American wives and children arrived at the port of Bremerhaven, West Germany, the first of thousands of military family members to make the trans-Atlantic journey. They were the basis of a network of military communities--Little Americas--that would spread across the postwar German landscape. During a 45-year period which included some of the Cold War's tensest moments, their presence confirmed America's resolve to maintain Western democracy in the face of the Soviet threat. Drawing on archival sources and personal narratives, this book explores these enclaves of Americanism, from the U.S. government's perspective to the grassroots view of those who made their homes in Cold War Europe. These families faced many challenges in balancing their military missions with their daily lives during a period of dynamic global change. The author describes interaction in American communities that were sometimes separated, sometimes connected with their German neighbors.

Cold Tangerines

Author: Shauna Niequist
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310329302
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Cold Tangerines---now available in softcover---is a collection of stories and ideas about the life of celebration that God gives you. This book offers a vision of life as a collection of bright and varied glimpses of hope and redemption and celebration, in and among the heartbreak and boredom and broken glass.

Life in Cold Blood

Author: David Attenborough
Publisher: Ebury Press
ISBN:
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Reptiles and amphibians ruled the world for nearly 200 million years and today there are still over 12,500 of them. Some are huge, the deadliest creatures on earth. Some are tiny, among the strangest to be found anywhere. Together they not only outnumber mammals or birds but in their colourful variety and extraordinary behaviour, they far surpass them. So where did these ancient creatures come from? How have they transformed themselves into the bizarre and beautiful forms that are alive today? And what's the secret of their epic success? InLife in Cold Blood, David traces the story of their evolution and overturns the myth that these creatures are just primitive killers to reveal them for what they truly are.