Why Geese Don’t Get Obese by Eric P. Widmaier audiobook

Why Geese Don’t Get Obese: (And We Do)

By Eric P. Widmaier
Read by Rick Adamson

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2.77 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781593162474

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Imagine being able to consume 250,000 calories daily without gaining weight. If you had the metabolism of a shrew you could. And while most of us can’t hold our breath for more than a few minutes, the Weddell seal can remain under water for a full 75 minutes! Through many amazing examples, Why Geese Don’t Get Obese discusses the mechanisms humans and other creatures have evolved to gauge their need for food; gather water and oxygen; circulate blood; regulate body temperature; respond to stressful situations; and maintain other survival needs. Peppy prose and just the right amount of detail make this audiobook a delight and a fitting ode to the remarkable resilience of nature!

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Imagine being able to consume 250,000 calories daily without gaining weight. If you had the metabolism of a shrew you could. And while most of us can’t hold our breath for more than a few minutes, the Weddell seal can remain under water for a full 75 minutes! Through many amazing examples, Why Geese Don’t Get Obese discusses the mechanisms humans and other creatures have evolved to gauge their need for food; gather water and oxygen; circulate blood; regulate body temperature; respond to stressful situations; and maintain other survival needs. Peppy prose and just the right amount of detail make this audiobook a delight and a fitting ode to the remarkable resilience of nature!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What really makes this book stand out are the lucid explanations of how scientific method—observation, hypothesis, research, and testing—is used to learn about human and animal physiology.” Library Journal
“Fat geese, fleeing antelopes and stressed-out humans: these are a few phenomena this biology prof explores in this humorous glimpse into the world of physiology, the study of the physical and chemical mechanisms of life.”         Scientific American
“Eric Widmaier demystifies the body's metabolic processes and other subjects in his lively new book of popular science.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“If ever a book was made for listening while driving, this is it. The reader is outstanding, the writing is clear. By the end of the three hours the author's lucid presentation of all kinds of [science] topics will have enormously enriched the listener's knowledge of the world.”  ForeWord

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Author Bio: Eric P. Widmaier

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 2.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English