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For love of insects

Author: Thomas Eisner
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005. ©2003
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Imagine beetles ejecting defensive sprays as hot as boiling water; female moths holding their mates for ransom; caterpillars disguising themselves as flowers by fastening petals to their bodies-and  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Eisner
OCLC Number: 1035675014
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards 2003
Nominated for National Book Awards 2003
Nominated for Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science 2004
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 448 pages : illustrations (chiefly color))
Contents: Bombardier --
Vinegaroons and other wizards --
Wonders from wonderland --
Masters of deception --
Ambulatory spray guns --
Tales from the Website --
The circumventers --
The opportunists --
The love potion --
The sweet smell of success.
Responsibility: Thomas Eisner.
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Apart from being a most enjoyable read for an entomologist, For Love of Insects describes a long list of important discoveries in arthropods' chemical defence systems and other fascinating Read more...

 
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