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Diving Seals and Meditating Yogis: Strategic Metabolic Retreats

Robert Elsner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226246710
eISBN:
9780226247045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247045.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The comparative physiology of seemingly disparate organisms often serves as a surprising pathway to biological enlightenment. This book sheds new light on the remarkable physiology of diving seals ... More


Strategic metabolic retreats

Robert Elsner

in Diving Seals and Meditating Yogis: Strategic Metabolic Retreats

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226246710
eISBN:
9780226247045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247045.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter provides a brief overview of the biology of survival and well-being, focusing on animal adaptations—tolerating unfavorable environments by lowering their energetic requirements and ... More


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