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Encyclopedia of adaptations in the natural world

Author: Adam Simmons
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, ©2010.
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"Welcome to the amazing world of adaptations, where species - including humans - develop fascinating new capabilities to ensure a competitive edge in their environment, or in some cases, survival itself. Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World is a wide-ranging catalog of the most important of those adaptations - from photosynthesis to the the peculiar 'vampire'-like behavior of the tiny life form called  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Simmons, Adam.
Encyclopedia of adaptations in the natural world.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009042504
(OCoLC)430839925
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Simmons
ISBN: 9780313355578 0313355576
OCLC Number: 613206320
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 203 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Making and using energy --
Surviving the elements --
Locomotion --
Materials --
Building structures --
Sensing the environment --
Communication.
Responsibility: Adam Simmons.

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This is a fascinating encyclopedia comparing the most important adaptations and evolutions in the natural world with the most important discoveries and inventions of human history.  Read more...

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"British writer of popular and academic science Simmons here adds to his non-technical canon by describing how some other creatures that share the planet deal with some of the issues facing humans: Read more...

 
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