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Autumn Peter J. Marchand

Autumn

Peter J. Marchand

Published June 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780874518696
Hardcover
214 pages
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 About the Book 

An expert on winter now turns his talents to fall. With Peter J. Marchand, author of the award-winning Life in the Cold as your guide, fall becomes much more than trees turning, killing frosts, birds migrating, and invigorating crisp weather. DigMoreAn expert on winter now turns his talents to fall. With Peter J. Marchand, author of the award-winning Life in the Cold as your guide, fall becomes much more than trees turning, killing frosts, birds migrating, and invigorating crisp weather. Dig under the fallen leaves and heavy mists with him to discover a vibrant world. Readers learn the whys and wherefores of these events, but much, much more, as Marchand answers questions most nonspecialists have. Though fall appears to be primarily a transitional season, he shows how many remarkable and essential natural processes happen routinely only during this period. He describes such topics as timekeeping in plants and animals, food hoarding, seed dispersal, and animal mating behavior among the large mammals of the North. His book is organized by theme rather than by species, so that similar adaptation mechanisms can be compared. Marchand has a demonstrated skill in making scientific facts easily understood, while also conveying the beauty and wonder of what he describes. Also an accomplished photographer, his many beautiful full-page photos show unusual aspects of the season.