Defenses of Insects, Spiders, Scorpions, and Other Many-legged CreaturesBook - 2005
Mostly tiny, infinitely delicate, and short-lived, insects and their relatives - arthropods - nonetheless outnumber all their fellow creatures on earth. How lowly arthropods achieved this unlikely pre-eminence is a story deftly and colourfully told in this follow-up to the award-winning For Love of Insects. Part handbook, part field guide, part photo album, Secret Weapons chronicles the diverse and often astonishing defensive strategies that have allowed insects, spiders, scorpions, and other many-legged creatures not just to survive, but to thrive.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
Branch Call Number: 595.7147 EISNER T
Characteristics: x, 372 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.