Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World, 1st Edition

  • Adam Simmons
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  • ISBN-10: 0313355576
  • ISBN-13: 9780313355578
  • DDC: 578.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 202 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World is a wide-ranging catalog of the most important of those adaptations -- from photosynthesis to the the peculiar vampire-like behavior of the tiny life form called the prion. Its seven chapters cover the key survival challenges all organisms face. Entries within those chapters cover specific adaptations from all forms of life, including animals, plants, bacteria, algae, fungi, and viruses. For each adaptation, the book also describes a related technological breakthrough in the human world, showing how engineers today study natural processes to help them develop new inventions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About This Book.
1: Making and Using Energy.
2: Surviving The Elements.
3: Locomotion.
4: Materials.
5: Building Structures.
6: Sensing The Environment.
7: Communication.
8: Further Reading.
About the Author.