Birds have always been of keen interest to man, since their beauty, song and fascinating behaviour are conspicuously displayed and can be viewed and heard by even the most casual observer. This book, the result of over thirty years of research, is the most comprehensive ever published on the diverse bird life of the Great Basin.HOMEOTHERMISM BIRDS AND MAMMALS remain at almost constant warm temperatures in the ever changing thermal environments on earth. ... capable of physiologically regulating their body temperatures; and they maintain relatively high, constant body temperatures. ... balance in environments as thermally stressful as those of the Great Basin, and overheating or overcooling can have serious oranbsp;...
|Title||:||Birds of the Great Basin|
|Author||:||Fred A. Ryser, Jennifer Dewey|
|Publisher||:||University of Nevada Press - 1985|