Now in paperback! If you think that watching all the nature programs on television qualifies you as an expert on the subject, think again! Do you really know what makes animals tick? Here are the answers, portrayed with stunning, informative graphics and explained in fascinating, in-depth prose.
Katie Parsons has a PhD in animal behavior and ecology. Parsons is currently a freelance conservation consultant and science writer. Encyclopedia Animal.
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Some believe that although humans are far more complex, the same principles may apply. The MILES clinical study is investigating whether the type II diabetes drug Metformin, which regulates blood sugar like insulin , could extend the lifespans of non-diabetics. If different creatures from across the animal kingdom all agree that metabolism is inextricably entwined with immortality, then perhaps the best thing we can do to live long is live healthily.
Numerous studies have shown that eating less and exercising more is a sure-fire way to extend lifespan.
We may not have their remarkable adaptations, but we can still learn from their example. Simply by staying cool and hungry, Greenland Sharks alive today are older than our founding fathers. The slower these are, the slower we age.
As a medical student and award-winning researcher with a background in genetics and anthropology, I tell the story of, by and for our species. Understanding our ancient Of Mice and Elephants and Sharks and Men The Naked Mole Rat lives an average 31 years , far longer than any of its rodent cousins, mostly because it processes energy slower and maintains a low body temperature one of the few mammals known to do so.
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If you think that watching all the nature programs on television qualifies you as an expert on the subject, think again! Do you really know what makes animals tick? Here are the answers, portrayed with stunning, informative graphics and explained in fascinating, in-depth prose. Thematically arranged by behavior trait, Animal Life explores and explains every aspect of animal behavior, including courtship rituals and sex lives, family relationships and defense mechanisms, hunting techniques and feeding habits.
Side panels explore some of the field research on animal behavior and explain important conservation issues. The introductory chapters on the animal kingdom and animal anatomy help explain how different animals have evolved and adapted to their environments, adaptations that may be relevant to particular behaviors.