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The Resource Strange survivors : how organisms attack and defend in the game of life, Oné R. Pagán

Strange survivors : how organisms attack and defend in the game of life, Oné R. Pagán

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Strange survivors : how organisms attack and defend in the game of life
Title
Strange survivors
Title remainder
how organisms attack and defend in the game of life
Statement of responsibility
Oné R. Pagán
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the evolutionary arms race that has raged on since life began, organisms have developed an endless variety of survival strategies. From sharp claws to brute strength, camouflage to venom--all these tools and abilities share one purpose: to keep their bearer alive long enough to reproduce, helping the species avoid extinction. Every living thing on this planet has developed a time-tested arsenal of weapons and defenses. Some of these weapons and defenses, however, are decidedly more unusual than others. In Strange Survivors, biologist Oné R. Pagán takes us on a tour of the improbable, the ingenious, and the just plain bizarre ways that creatures fight for life. Inside this funny, fascinating field guide to nature's most colorful characters, you'll meet killer snails, social bacteria, and an animal with toxic elbows. But Strange Survivors is more than a collection of curiosities--it is a love letter to science and an argument for the continuing relevance of this evolutionary battle as we face the threat of resistant bacteria and the need for novel medical therapies. Whether discussing blood-thinning bats and electric fish or pondering the power of cooperation, Pagán reveals the surprising lessons found in some of life's natural oddities and how the tactics they employ to live might aid our own survival
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pagán, Oné R
Dewey number
616.9/041
Index
index present
LC call number
QR177
LC item number
.P34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Competition (Biology)
  • Animal defenses
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Drug resistance in microorganisms
  • Antibiotics
Label
Strange survivors : how organisms attack and defend in the game of life, Oné R. Pagán
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-216) 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
The E word -- The language of life -- It all starts with a spark -- Unusual suspects -- The fast and the hangry -- The very best survival tactic of them all
Control code
ocn978498499
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781944648589
Lccn
2017052642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781944648589
  • (OCoLC)978498499
Label
Strange survivors : how organisms attack and defend in the game of life, Oné R. Pagán
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-216) 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
The E word -- The language of life -- It all starts with a spark -- Unusual suspects -- The fast and the hangry -- The very best survival tactic of them all
Control code
ocn978498499
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781944648589
Lccn
2017052642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781944648589
  • (OCoLC)978498499

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