Why Geese Don't Get Obese by Eric P. Widmaier
(And We Do): How Evolution's Strategies for Survival Affect Our Everyday Lives

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What drives us to eat and accounts for different appetites?  Why is breathing at high altitudes easy for birds and difficult for humans?  Why do animals have two sets of sensory organs--eyes, ears, nostrils, etc...? In Why Geese Don't Get Obese, physiologist Eric Widmaier describes the astonishing ways humans and other creatures have adapted to their environmental challenges in order to survive.  Surprising examples, a sense of humor, and some insightful science make this book a delightful and lively read.

About Eric P. Widmaier

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Eric Widmaier is the author of The Stuff of Life and Associate Professor of Biology at Boston University. He has written numerous articles for scientific and nonscientific publications.
Published October 4, 1999 by Henry Holt and Co.. 229 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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By the end of the three hours the author’s lucid presentation of all kinds of topics from why birds have eyes on the sides of their heads to how shrews manage to consume enormous amounts of food without gaining weight to how the Weddell seal can stay underwater for seventy-five minutes will have ...

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