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Thieves, deceivers, and killers : tales of chemistry in nature, William Agosta, (electronic resource)

Label
Thieves, deceivers, and killers : tales of chemistry in nature
Title
Thieves, deceivers, and killers
Title remainder
tales of chemistry in nature
Statement of responsibility
William Agosta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The tobacco plant synthesizes nicotine to protect itself from herbivores. The female moth broadcasts sex pheromones to attract a mate, while a soldier ant deploys an alarm pheromone to call for help. The carbon dioxide on a mammal's breath beckons hungry ticks and mosquitoes, while a flower's fragrance speaks to the honey bee. Indeed, much of the communication that occurs within and between various species of organisms is done not by sight, sound, or touch, but with chemicals. From mating to parenting, foraging to self-defense, plant and animal activities are accomplished largely by the sec
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Agosta, William C
Dewey number
  • 577
  • 577.14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QH541.15.C44
LC item number
A39 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Chemical ecology
Label
Thieves, deceivers, and killers : tales of chemistry in nature, William Agosta, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Contents; PROLOGUE: The Protos and Their Slaves; 1 From Protos and Lepts to Nature's Special Chemicals; 2 Paying Ants for Transportation; 3 Getting Pollinated; 4 Flies and the Misery They Bring; 5 Eavesdropping as a Way of Life; 6 Success through Mimicry and Theft; 7 Bacteria: Chemical Complexities in Simple Cells; 8 Delving into Nature's Chemicals; 9 Stocking the Medicine Chest; 10 Loose Ends and New Beginnings; 11 Complexity in the Real World; 12 Capitalizing on Ecology; Glossary; Further Reading; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (247 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612259333
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000788549
  • (EBL)457741
  • (OCoLC)436086149
  • (SSID)ssj0000258547
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11235455
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000258547
  • (PQKBWorkID)10256862
  • (PQKB)11791295
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC457741
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse36422
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000788549
Label
Thieves, deceivers, and killers : tales of chemistry in nature, William Agosta, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Contents; PROLOGUE: The Protos and Their Slaves; 1 From Protos and Lepts to Nature's Special Chemicals; 2 Paying Ants for Transportation; 3 Getting Pollinated; 4 Flies and the Misery They Bring; 5 Eavesdropping as a Way of Life; 6 Success through Mimicry and Theft; 7 Bacteria: Chemical Complexities in Simple Cells; 8 Delving into Nature's Chemicals; 9 Stocking the Medicine Chest; 10 Loose Ends and New Beginnings; 11 Complexity in the Real World; 12 Capitalizing on Ecology; Glossary; Further Reading; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (247 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612259333
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000788549
  • (EBL)457741
  • (OCoLC)436086149
  • (SSID)ssj0000258547
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11235455
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000258547
  • (PQKBWorkID)10256862
  • (PQKB)11791295
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC457741
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse36422
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000788549

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