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Author Catania, Kenneth, 1965- author.

Title Great adaptations : star-nosed moles, electric eels, and other tales of evolution's mysteries solved / Kenneth Catania.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    591.4 CAT    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 199 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-188) and index.
Contents The enigma of the star -- Pasteur was right -- The sting -- The mystery of worm grunting -- Tiny T-Rex -- You had me at 500 volts -- The art of making a zombie.
Summary From star-nosed moles that have super-sensing snouts to electric eels that paralyze their prey, animals possess unique and extraordinary abilities. In Great Adaptations, Kenneth Catania presents an entertaining and engaging look at some of nature's most remarkable creatures. Telling the story of his biological detective work, Catania sheds light on the mysteries behind the heavoirs of tentacled snakes, tiny shrews, zombie-making wasps, and more. He shows not only how studying these animals can provide deep insights into how life evolved, but also how scientific discovery can be filled with adventure and fun.-- Inside jacket.
Subject Evolution (Biology)
Animals -- Adaptation.
Animal behavior -- Evolution.
Animals -- History.
ISBN 9780691195254

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