Civilization and the Limpet

ISBN-10: 073820174X

ISBN-13: 9780738201740

Edition: 1999

Authors: Martin Wells

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This account of tidepool and ocean life unveils such phenomena as limpets' navigation by the stars, how the brainless sea-urchin makes survival decisions, how deserted islands teem with life, and why deep-diving whales never get the bends.
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List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/7/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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Diverse Divers
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Basking Sharks, Economics, and Politics
Drinking Seawater
Things That Go Flash in the Night
Food from the Sea, Vegetarianism, and the Rights of Animals
Measuring the Cost of Behavior
Foul Organisms
Crawling up Walls and Walking on Water
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God's V.A.T.
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Life with a Living Fossil
The Dilemma of the Jet Set
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