The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar : evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems
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New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2016.
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9780143128687, 014312868X, 9780143128687, 014312868X
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Downers Grove Public Library - 2nd Floor - Adult
591.53 SIM
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xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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English

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"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."--Amazon.com.
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Simon, M. (2016). The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar: evolution's most unbelievable solutions to life's biggest problems. New York, New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Simon, Matt. 2016. The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems. New York, New York: Penguin Books.

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Simon, Matt, The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems. New York, New York: Penguin Books, 2016.

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Simon, Matt. The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems. New York, New York: Penguin Books, 2016. Print.

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