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The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar (Hardcover): Matt Simon
The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar (Hardcover): Matt Simon

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The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar (Hardcover)

Matt Simon

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"A bizarre collection of evolution tales . . . the weirder, the better." --Entertainment Weekly A fascinating exploration of the awe-inspiring, unsettling ingenuity of evolution On a barren seafloor, the pearlfish swims into the safety of a sea cucumber's anus. To find a meal, the female bolas spider releases pheromones that mimic a female moth, luring male moths into her sticky lasso web. The Glyptapanteles wasp injects a caterpillar with her young, which feed on the victim, erupt out of it, then mind-control the poor (and somehow still living) schmuck into protecting them from predators. These are among the curious critters of The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar, a jaunt through evolution's most unbelievable, most ingenious solutions to the problems of everyday life, from trying to get laid to finding food. Join Wired science writer Matt Simon as he introduces you to the creatures that have it figured out, the ones that joust with their mustaches or choke sharks to death with snot, all in a wild struggle to survive and, of course, find true love. Winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award

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Imprint: Penguin Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Matt Simon
Dimensions: 193 x 142 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-312868-7
Barcode: 9780143128687
Categories: Promotions
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Evolution
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science
LSN: 0-14-312868-X

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