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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.

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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.
Title variation
wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar
Title variation remainder
evolutions most unbelievable solutions to lifes biggest problems
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a barren seafloor, the pearlfish swims into the safety of a sea cucumber�s 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
Summary
Profiles animals that have adapted to solve some of nature's more perplexing problems of everyday life, from the pangolin's keratinized armor and the anglerfish's mating habits to the axolotl's regenerative limbs
Tone
Writing style
Award
Alex Award, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549169
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
578.4/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH546
LC item number
.S58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You absolutely must get laid. Antechinus ; Anglerfish ; Flatworm ; Mustache toad ; Toadfish -- You can't find a babysitter. Ant-decapitating fly ; Glyptapanteles wasp ; Asp caterpillar ; Ocean sunfish ; Lowland streaked tenrec ; Surinam toad -- You need a place to crash. Pearlfish ; Tongue-eating isopod ; Pistol shrimp ; Sociable weaver ; Hero ant -- You live in a crummy neighborhood. Water bear ; Diving bell spider ; Zombie ant ; Pink fairy armadillo ; Naked mole rat -- Turns out getting eaten is bad for survival. Hagfish ; Axolotl ; Cuttlefish ; Satanic leaf-tailed gecko ; Pangolin ; Crested rat -- It turns out not eating is also bad for survival. Giant African land snail ; Aye-aye ; Mantis shrimp ; Bone-eating worm ; Tiger beetle -- You can't let them get away that easily, can you?. Bolas spider ; Velvet worm ; Geography cone snail ; Lamprey ; Assassin bug -- A few parting words
Control code
ocn952276986
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952276986
  • (Sirsi) a1951617
Label
The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar : evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems, Matt Simon ; illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic.
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You absolutely must get laid. Antechinus ; Anglerfish ; Flatworm ; Mustache toad ; Toadfish -- You can't find a babysitter. Ant-decapitating fly ; Glyptapanteles wasp ; Asp caterpillar ; Ocean sunfish ; Lowland streaked tenrec ; Surinam toad -- You need a place to crash. Pearlfish ; Tongue-eating isopod ; Pistol shrimp ; Sociable weaver ; Hero ant -- You live in a crummy neighborhood. Water bear ; Diving bell spider ; Zombie ant ; Pink fairy armadillo ; Naked mole rat -- Turns out getting eaten is bad for survival. Hagfish ; Axolotl ; Cuttlefish ; Satanic leaf-tailed gecko ; Pangolin ; Crested rat -- It turns out not eating is also bad for survival. Giant African land snail ; Aye-aye ; Mantis shrimp ; Bone-eating worm ; Tiger beetle -- You can't let them get away that easily, can you?. Bolas spider ; Velvet worm ; Geography cone snail ; Lamprey ; Assassin bug -- A few parting words
Control code
ocn952276986
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952276986
  • (Sirsi) a1951617

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