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The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar
Author: Matt Simon

ISBN: 9781472242037
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 25 October 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.7 x 2.5
Description:
An absurdist, comical romp through evolution's weirdest solutions to nature's problems, from WIRED columnist Matt Simon

For fans of What If? and New Scientist comes Matt Simon's The Wasp That Brainwashed The Caterpillar, a brilliantly funny and informative look at the stranger side of evolution.

Featuring:

The Zombie ants mind-controlled by a fungus.

Beautiful salamanders that can regenerate any part of their bodies, including their brains.

The mantis shrimp, which fires its club-like appendage so fast that the surrounding water becomes as hot as the surface of the sun.

The Antechinus, whose runaway testosterone levels cause them to have so much sex during their three-week mating season that they bleed internally, go blind, and drop dead...

Featuring quirky illustrations and the signature blend of science smarts and humour that make Matt Simon's Wired column so entertaining, this is an ideal stocking-filler for every popular science aficio...

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