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Sex on six legs : lessons on life, love, and language from the insect world

Author: M Zuk
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
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" ... One of the most readable books about insect behavior ... Zuk has the uncanny ability to take what most of us consider just plain creepy and turn it into the fascinating and the revelatory."--Booklist, starred review.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zuk, M. (Marlene).
Sex on six legs.
New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
(DLC) 2010025829
(OCoLC)743297138
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Zuk
ISBN: 9780547549170 0547549172 1299883966 9781299883963
OCLC Number: 759835889
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents: Introduction : life on six legs --
If you're so smart, why aren't you rich? --
Six legs and a genome --
The inner lives of wasps --
Seinfeld and the queen --
Sperm and eggs on six legs --
So two fruit flies go into a bar- --
Parenting and the rotten corpse --
Pirates at the picnic --
Six-legged language.
Responsibility: Marlene Zuk.

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Insects have inspired fear, fascination, and enlightenment for centuries. They are capable of complex behaviour, even with brains often the size of a poppy seed. How do they accomplish feats that  Read more...

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"Sex on Six Legs" "waxes exuberant [on insects] over nine consistently delightful chapters... [Zuk is] wry, mischievous and conversational. The book can be unsettling at times, but it persistently Read more...

 
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