Why Geese Don't Get Obese (And We Do)

How Evolution's Strategies for Survival Affect Our Everyday Lives

Eric P. Widmaier

W. H. Freeman

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Why Geese Don't Get Obese (And We Do)
CHAPTER ONEDifferent Species, Same ProblemsNature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations. 
--RALPH WALDO EMERSON, ESSAYS (1841) 
 
 
When I was an eager young student at Northwestern University, I had the good fortune to be taught by a physics instructor who took a great interest in his students' academic careers. Like a true physicist, he never could really appreciate my reasons for wanting to study biology.

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"Eric Widmaier demystifies the body's metabolic processes and other subjects in his lively new book of popular science."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Eric P. Widmaier

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.

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

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Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
W. H. Freeman
October 1999
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780716736493
ISBN10: 0716736497
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$14.95

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Henry Holt and Co.
October 1999
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466807068
ISBN10: 1466807067
224 pages
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