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

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

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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
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Author
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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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simon, Matt
Dewey number
578.4/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH546
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Predation (Biology)
  • Parasitism
  • Animals
  • Parasitism
  • Predation (Biology)
  • NATURE / Animals / Wildlife
  • SCIENCE / Microscopes & Microscopy
Label
The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar : evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems, Matt Simon ; illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-260)
Carrier category
online resource
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
ocn952277266
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698411258
Lccn
2016029575
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
767BCD2E-FB7B-422A-B9AD-514A094F1260
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o952277266
  • (OCoLC)952277266
Label
The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar : evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems, Matt Simon ; illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-260)
Carrier category
online resource
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
ocn952277266
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698411258
Lccn
2016029575
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
767BCD2E-FB7B-422A-B9AD-514A094F1260
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o952277266
  • (OCoLC)952277266

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