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The Resource Sex on six legs : lessons on life, love, and language from the insect world, Marlene Zuk

Sex on six legs : lessons on life, love, and language from the insect world, Marlene Zuk

Label
Sex on six legs : lessons on life, love, and language from the insect world
Title
Sex on six legs
Title remainder
lessons on life, love, and language from the insect world
Statement of responsibility
Marlene Zuk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • " ... One of the most readable books about insect behavior ... Zuk has the uncanny ability to take what most of us consider just plain creepy and turn it into the fascinating and the revelatory."--Booklist, starred review
  • Insects have inspired fear, fascination, and enlightenment for centuries. They are capable of incredibly complex behavior, even with brains often the size of a poppy seed. How do they accomplish feats that look like human activity such as personality, language, childcare, with completely different pathways from our own? What is going on inside the mind of those ants that march like boot-camp graduates across your kitchen floor? How does the lead ant know exactly where to take his colony, to that one bread crumb that your nightly sweep missed? Can insects be taught new skills as easily as your new puppy? This book provides answers to these questions and many more. In it the author not only examines the bedroom lives of creepy crawlies but also calls into question some of our own longheld assumptions about learning, the nature of personality, and what our own large brains might be for
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
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Zuk, M.
Dewey number
595.715
Index
index present
LC call number
QL496
LC item number
.Z85 2011
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL496
NAL item number
.Z85 2011
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Insects
  • Insects
  • Insekten
  • Sexualität
  • Verhaltensforschung
  • Insects
  • Sexual behavior in animals
  • Insects
  • Insects
  • Insects
Label
Sex on six legs : lessons on life, love, and language from the insect world, Marlene Zuk
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life on six legs -- If you're so smart, why aren't you rich? -- Six legs and a genome -- The inner lives of wasps -- Seinfeld and the queen -- Sperm and eggs on six legs -- So, two fruit flies go into a bar -- Parenting and the rotten corpse -- Pirates at the picnic -- Six-legged language
Control code
ocn743297138
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780151013739
Lccn
2010025829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780151013739
  • (OCoLC)743297138
Label
Sex on six legs : lessons on life, love, and language from the insect world, Marlene Zuk
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life on six legs -- If you're so smart, why aren't you rich? -- Six legs and a genome -- The inner lives of wasps -- Seinfeld and the queen -- Sperm and eggs on six legs -- So, two fruit flies go into a bar -- Parenting and the rotten corpse -- Pirates at the picnic -- Six-legged language
Control code
ocn743297138
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780151013739
Lccn
2010025829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780151013739
  • (OCoLC)743297138

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