Extreme Science : Chasing the Ghost Bat and Other Mysteries of Nature (1ST)

Extreme Science : Chasing the Ghost Bat and Other Mysteries of Nature (1ST)

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  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780312268183
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Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
The Most Dangerous Animal of All
The Man-Apes of South Africa 1 (6)
The Hominids of East Turkana 7 (14)
The Omnivorous Chimpanzee 21 (11)
Beasts of the Land
On the Origins of Subspecies 32 (2)
Killer Kangaroos and Other Murderous 34 (10)
Marsupials
The Komodo Dragon 44 (9)
The Terror Birds of South America 53 (6)
Shrews 59 (6)
Snakebite 65 (6)
Suggested Reading 71 (2)
Beasts of the Air and the Sea
Chasing the Ghost Bat 73 (9)
Running on Water 82 (2)
Diving Adaptations of the Weddell Seal 84 (9)
Stalking the Wild Dugong 93 (2)
Secrets of the Slime Hag 95 (7)
The Giant Squid 102(10)
Suggested Reading 112(1)
Beyond the Picnic Basket
The Army Ant 113(11)
Slavery in Ants 124(5)
The Fire Ant 129(4)
Singing Caterpillars, Ants and Symbiosis 133(11)
Suggested Reading 144(1)
Wings and Webs
Mating Strategies of Spiders 145(4)
Africanized Bees in the U.S. 149(10)
Predatory Wasps 159(8)
Suggested Reading 167(1)
Extreme Plants
Plants that Warm Themselves 168(9)
The Voodoo Lily 177(6)
Carnivorous Plants 183(10)
Suggested Reading 193(1)
Small but Deadly
The Toxins of Cyanobacteria 194(10)
The Lurking Perils of Pfiesteria 204(9)
How Killer Cells Kill 213(7)
Predatory Fungi 220(5)
Extremophiles 225(9)
Suggested Reading 234(1)
Index 235