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How Not to Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back

作者 Gilbert Waldbauer
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 How Not to Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back:,"Attimesthisinformativebookturnswonderfullygrossandlovely,remindingusthatthere'sanentireuniverseoflargelyunnotice

內容簡介

內容簡介 "At times this informative book turns wonderfully gross and lovely, reminding us that there's an entire universe of largely unnoticed creatures all around us."--Audubon All animals must eat. But who eats who, and why, or why not? Because insects outnumber and collectively outweigh all other animals combined, they comprise the largest amount of animal food available for potential consumption. How do they avoid being eaten? From masterful disguises to physical and chemical lures and traps, predatory insects have devised ingenious and bizarre methods of finding food. Equally ingenious are the means of hiding, mimicry, escape, and defense waged by prospective prey in order to stay alive. This absorbing book demonstrates that the relationship between the eaten and the eater is a central--perhaps the central--aspect of what goes on in the community of organisms. By explaining the many ways in which insects avoid becoming a meal for a predator, and the ways in which predators evade their defensive strategies, Gilbert Waldbauer conveys an essential understanding of the unrelenting coevolutionary forces at work in the world around us.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Gilbert Waldbauer is Professor Emeritus of Entomology at University of Illinois. He is the author of eight books, including Fireflies, Honey, and Silk (UC Press), A Walk around the Pond, and What Good Are Bugs?

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書名 / How Not to Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back
作者 / Gilbert Waldbauer
簡介 / How Not to Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back:,"Attimesthisinformativebookturnswonderfullygrossandlovely,remindingusthatthere'sanentireuniverseoflargelyunnotice
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9780520383005
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9780520383005
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 22.6X15.0X2.3CM
重量(g) / 317.5
語言 / 3:英文
尺寸 / 22.6X15.0X2.3CM
裝訂 / P:平裝
頁數 / 240
級別 / N:無

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