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Encyclopedia of adaptations in the natural world.


Encyclopedia of adaptations in the natural world.

Simmons, Adam.

Greenwood Press


202 pages




British writer of popular and academic science Simmons here adds to his non-technical canon by describing how some other creatures that share the planet deal with some of the issues facing humans: making and using energy, surviving the elements, locomotion, materials, building structures, sensing the environment, and communication. Among his examples are the chemical defense of the bombardier beetle, the lungfish surviving without oxygen, jet propulsion, gecko feet, termite towers, fire and smoke detectors, and plant communication. So far it seems, none of them has fallen for carbon trading schemes.

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Date:Mar 1, 2010
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