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Author: Eric P. Widmaier Narrator: Rick Adamson Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 1998 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! Download and start listening now!


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  • “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.” 


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About the Narrator

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.