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Why Geese Don't Get Obese - (and we do)

Eric P. Widmaier

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 audio-book a delight and a fitting ode to the remarkable resilience of nature! ©1998 Eric P. Widmaier; (P)1999 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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 audio-book a delight and a fitting ode to the remarkable resilience of nature! ©1998 Eric P. Widmaier; (P)1999 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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Genres:

Nature

Description:

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 audio-book a delight and a fitting ode to the remarkable resilience of nature! ©1998 Eric P. Widmaier; (P)1999 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rick Adamson

Length:

2h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

42:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

42:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

41:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

42:10