Defenses of Insects, Spiders, Scorpions, and Other Many-Legged Creatures
by Thomas Eisner, Maria Eisner and Melody V. S. Siegler
2005, 384 pages, 350 color photos. Mostly small and short-lived, insects and spiders outnumber all their fellow creatures on earth. This wonderfully illustrated book describes the chemical warfare battle plans, strategies, and weapons responsible for the evolutionary success of many species. Bright and engaging text focuses on 69 arthropods and their chemical defenses such as sprays and venom, froth and feces, camouflage and sticky coatings. Includes 150 chemical formulas and an appendix with instructions for studying chemical defenses at home. Paperback; 6 x 9″.
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