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Who created it? Catania, Kenneth, 1965- author.
What's it called? Great adaptations : star-nosed moles, electric eels, and other tales of evolution's mysteries solved / Kenneth Catania.
Who published it? Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2020]
2020
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Commons New Nonfiction  576.8 Cat  DUE 01-25-21
What's it like? 199 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-188) and index.
What's in it? 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.
What's it about? 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.
Helpful subjects! Evolution (Biology)
Animals -- Adaptation.
Animal behavior -- Evolution.
Animals -- History.
Ecology.
Special numbers! 9780691195254
0691195250
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