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The Resource Sex, drugs, and sea slime : the oceans' oddest creatures and why they matter, Ellen Prager

Sex, drugs, and sea slime : the oceans' oddest creatures and why they matter, Ellen Prager

Label
Sex, drugs, and sea slime : the oceans' oddest creatures and why they matter
Title
Sex, drugs, and sea slime
Title remainder
the oceans' oddest creatures and why they matter
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Prager
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When viewed from a quiet beach, the ocean can seem calm, even serene. But hidden beneath the sea's waves are a staggering variety of active creatures, engaged in the never-ending struggles of life--to reproduce, to eat, and to avoid being eaten. Marine scientist Ellen Prager takes us deep into the sea to introduce a cast of fascinating and bizarre creatures. From the tiny arrow worms whose voracious ways may lead to death by overeating, to the lobsters that battle rivals or seduce mates with their urine, Prager reveals the ways they interact as predators, prey, or potential mates. And while these animals make for some jaw-dropping stories--there's far more to Prager's account than entertaining anecdotes: again and again, she illustrates the crucial connections between life in the ocean and humankind, in everything from our food supply to our economy, and in drug discovery, biomedical research, and popular culture.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prager, Ellen J
Dewey number
591.77
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL122
LC item number
.P73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marine organisms
  • Marine animals
  • Marine pharmacology
  • Sexual behavior in animals
  • Zoology, Economic
  • Marine animals
  • Marine organisms
  • Marine pharmacology
  • Sexual behavior in animals
  • Zoology, Economic
Label
Sex, drugs, and sea slime : the oceans' oddest creatures and why they matter, Ellen Prager
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-108)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The invisible crowd -- Mega-slime, seduction, and shape-shifting -- Let's talk snails -- The riddle of the reef -- Armed and dangerous -- Cabinet of curiosities -- X-games -- Radical living -- Danger looms -- The good news -- How you can help
Control code
ocn663102442
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 184 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780226678726
Lccn
2010037850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
3610106
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226678726
  • (OCoLC)663102442
Label
Sex, drugs, and sea slime : the oceans' oddest creatures and why they matter, Ellen Prager
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-108)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The invisible crowd -- Mega-slime, seduction, and shape-shifting -- Let's talk snails -- The riddle of the reef -- Armed and dangerous -- Cabinet of curiosities -- X-games -- Radical living -- Danger looms -- The good news -- How you can help
Control code
ocn663102442
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 184 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780226678726
Lccn
2010037850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
3610106
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226678726
  • (OCoLC)663102442

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