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Curious encounters with the natural world : from grumpy spiders to hidden tigers

Author: Michael R Jeffords; Susan L Post
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jeffords, Michael R.
Curious encounters with the natural world.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016054029
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael R Jeffords; Susan L Post
ISBN: 9780252099670 0252099672
OCLC Number: 965154163
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 279 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: NATURALISTS AFIELD-A LIFETIME OF CURIOSITY; CHAPTER 1. AMASSED NATURE; Turtle Shingling; Hackberry Happenings; Japanese Invasion; Yellow-Headed Roost; Outback Caper; Brazilian Caterpillars; Monarchs in Mexico; Kicking Up a Storm; Mite Carpet; Pelagic!; Milkweed Mass; Clown Invasion; Emergence!; The Red and Green Show; CHAPTER 2. ENVIRONMENTAL FLUIDS; May 28, 2011; Herptile Sipping; Fragrant Fields; Spiders, Striders, Hexagons & Halos; CHAPTER 3. HIDDEN WORLDS; Attract or Repulse?; Supernormal Stimulus. The Egret and the FlyYard Bot; Reality versus Book Learnin'; Acorn Weevil; Hidden Tigers; An Unlikely Pair; Sundew Drama; Fickle Evolution; Stink Bug Babies; Mr. Jackman's Bog; Aquatic Christmas Ornaments; Psychophily; The Thin Ones; CHAPTER 4. MOMENTS IN TIME; Grumpy Spiders; Frog Relief; Lorikeet Lure; A Good Thwonking!; Sex on the Fly; Touched from Above; Sands of the Falklands; Frolic in the Colic; An Encounter with Extinction; The Leather Purse; Capturing Mystery; The Blue Beech; CHAPTER 5. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA; Hidden Rainbows; Seasonal Lines; Tomorrow's Fossil; Goblins; Superior Ice. Lights, Action, Camera!CHAPTER 6. SELDOM WITNESSED; Cormorant Rookery; Always at Trail's End; Beaver Sign; Winter Stoneflies; Victoria's Secret; High Salamander; Hoatzin Lineup; Down the Hatch; Demons in the Dust; The Last Ottoe?; Gulls at Play; Chitinous Snack; Snake Dance; From Above; Turkey Tango; CHAPTER 7. TRULY BIZARRE; Beetle Playground; Trilobites Today?; Did I Just See That?; The Scream; Colorful Katydids; Scavenger Hunt; Worm Circles; Size Does Matter; Sixty-Minute Cruise; Life List-Yes or No?; CHAPTER 8. JUST BE CURIOUS; Bee-eaters!; Capybara Encounters; Welwitschia!; The Stalker. Lady's Slippers for Sale!Flying Squirrel Café; To See a Giant Otter; CHAPTER 9. WHO KNEW?; All Things Connected; The Gingko Effect; Green Feathers; Paz Tale; Olympic-Size Pan Trap; Mixed Marriage?; Ménage à Trois; Lost Ivory; Ottie and Bokkie; Toy Salamander; Endemic Family; A Change of Heart; Travel Hazards; Learning from Leopold; CHAPTER 10. BE PREPARED; Cock-of-the-Rock; Vanessa!; Beautiful Musk; Bison Migration; Rapacious!; CONCLUSION: THE END OF THE LANE; EPILOGUE: UNEXPECTED SURPRISES; GLOSSARY; REFERENCES; INDEX.
Responsibility: Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post ; foreword by Peter H. Raven.

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