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The Resource Animal weapons : the evolution of battle, Douglas J. Emlen ; illustrated by David J. Tuss

Animal weapons : the evolution of battle, Douglas J. Emlen ; illustrated by David J. Tuss

Label
Animal weapons : the evolution of battle
Title
Animal weapons
Title remainder
the evolution of battle
Statement of responsibility
Douglas J. Emlen ; illustrated by David J. Tuss
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Emlen takes us outside the lab and deep into the forests and jungles where he's been studying animal weapons in nature for years, to explain the processes behind the most intriguing and curious examples of extreme animal weapons. As singular and strange as some of the weapons we encounter on these pages are, we learn that similar factors set their evolution in motion. Emlen uses these patterns to draw parallels to the way we humans develop and employ our own weapons, and have since battle began
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emlen, Douglas John
Dewey number
591.47
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tuss, David J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal weapons
  • Animal defenses
  • Defensive (Military science)
  • Aggressive behavior in animals
  • Fighting (Psychology)
  • Animal defenses
  • Animal weapons
  • Defensive (Military science)
  • SCIENCE / General
Label
Animal weapons : the evolution of battle, Douglas J. Emlen ; illustrated by David J. Tuss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-260) 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
Extremes -- Starting small. Camouflage and armor ; Teeth and claws ; Claspers, graspers, and giant jaws -- Triggering the race. Competition ; Economic defensibility ; Duels -- Running its course. Costs ; Reliable signals ; Deterrence ; Sneaks and cheats ; End of the race -- Parallels. Castles of sand and stone ; Ships, planes, and states ; Mass destruction
Control code
ocn871228482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780805094503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014004772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o871228482
  • (OCoLC)871228482
Label
Animal weapons : the evolution of battle, Douglas J. Emlen ; illustrated by David J. Tuss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-260) 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
Extremes -- Starting small. Camouflage and armor ; Teeth and claws ; Claspers, graspers, and giant jaws -- Triggering the race. Competition ; Economic defensibility ; Duels -- Running its course. Costs ; Reliable signals ; Deterrence ; Sneaks and cheats ; End of the race -- Parallels. Castles of sand and stone ; Ships, planes, and states ; Mass destruction
Control code
ocn871228482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780805094503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014004772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o871228482
  • (OCoLC)871228482

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