: Hengesbaugh, Mark Gerard.
: 0874214556 0874214173 9780874214550 9780874214178
: Logan, Utah : Baltimore, Md. : Utah State University Press, Project MUSE,
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From flying squirrels on high wooded plateaus to hanging gardens in redrock canyons, the Intermountain West is home to some of the world's rarest and most fascinating animals and plants. Creatures of Habitat details many unique but little-known talents of this region's strange and wonderful wild inhabitants and descibes their connections with native environments. For example, readers will learn about the pronghorn antelope's supercharged cardiovascular system, a brine shrimp-powered shorebird that each year flies nonstop from the Great Salt Lake to Central Argentina, and a rare