The Resource Spineless wonders : strange tales from the invertebrate world, Richard Conniff ; illustrations by Sally Bensusen

Spineless wonders : strange tales from the invertebrate world, Richard Conniff ; illustrations by Sally Bensusen

Label
Spineless wonders : strange tales from the invertebrate world
Title
Spineless wonders
Title remainder
strange tales from the invertebrate world
Statement of responsibility
Richard Conniff ; illustrations by Sally Bensusen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We humans have a word for the feeling, whether actual or imagined, that creepy invertebrates are crawling over our skin. That word is formication, and the implied sense of horror and fascination, contends Richard Conniff, is something many of us actually crave. His Spineless Wonders presents an "unabashed wallow in the joy of formication." Spineless Wonders is an engaging, sophisticated, and humorous mix of natural history and human lore. Through his journalistic assignments, Richard Conniff has been in contact with invertebrates for more than twenty years - tarantulas in the upper Amazon region, dragonflies in Arizona, squid in Florida, and flies on the rim of his beer glass. Discoveries about the extraordinary habits and idiosyncrasies of the moth, the leech, the ant, and the slime eel are opening new frontiers in the exploration of our natural universe. Spineless Wonders takes us directly to these wild and wonderful outposts to observe the hazards of being around invertebrates, the bizarre adaptions that enable them to survive in the world, and also the astonishing work they do - work that enables us to survive
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Conniff, Richard
Dewey number
592
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL362
LC item number
.C66 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Invertebrates
  • Ongewervelde dieren
Label
Spineless wonders : strange tales from the invertebrate world, Richard Conniff ; illustrations by Sally Bensusen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-206) and index
Contents
Introduction: The joy of fornication -- Why did God make flies? -- Little suckers -- Empire of the fire ant -- The big calamari -- Lions of the pond -- Spider love -- Leapers -- Beetlemania -- Grunting for wigglers -- A small point of interest -- Ghosts on wings -- Slime
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 222 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036950487
Label
Spineless wonders : strange tales from the invertebrate world, Richard Conniff ; illustrations by Sally Bensusen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-206) and index
Contents
Introduction: The joy of fornication -- Why did God make flies? -- Little suckers -- Empire of the fire ant -- The big calamari -- Lions of the pond -- Spider love -- Leapers -- Beetlemania -- Grunting for wigglers -- A small point of interest -- Ghosts on wings -- Slime
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 222 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036950487

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