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The Resource The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar : evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems, Matt Simon ; illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic

The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar : evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems, Matt Simon ; illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic

Label
The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar : evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems
Title
The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar
Title remainder
evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems
Statement of responsibility
Matt Simon ; illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On a barren seafloor, the pearlfish swims into the safety of a sea cucumbers anus. To find a meal, the female bolas spider releases pheromones that mimic a female moth, luring male moths into her sticky lasso web. The Glyptapanteles wasp injects a caterpillar with her young, which feed on the victim, erupt out of it, then mind-control the poor (and somehow still living) schmuck into protecting them from predators. These are among the curious critters of The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar, a jaunt through evolution's most unbelievable, most ingenious solutions to the problems of everyday life, from trying to get laid to finding food. Join Wired science writer Matt Simon as he introduces you to the creatures that have it figured out, the ones that joust with their mustaches or choke sharks to death with snot, all in a wild struggle to survive and, of course, find true love,"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
578.4/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar : evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems, Matt Simon ; illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky282348601
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780143128687
Lccn
2016001823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar : evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems, Matt Simon ; illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky282348601
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780143128687
Lccn
2016001823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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