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The Resource How the snake lost its legs : curious tales from the frontier of evo-devo, Lewis I. Held, Jr., Texas Tech University, USA

How the snake lost its legs : curious tales from the frontier of evo-devo, Lewis I. Held, Jr., Texas Tech University, USA

Label
How the snake lost its legs : curious tales from the frontier of evo-devo
Title
How the snake lost its legs
Title remainder
curious tales from the frontier of evo-devo
Statement of responsibility
Lewis I. Held, Jr., Texas Tech University, USA
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did the zebra really get its stripes, and the giraffe its long neck? What is the science behind camel humps, leopard spots, and other animal oddities? Such questions have fascinated us for centuries, but the expanding field of evo-devo (evolutionary developmental biology) is now providing, for the first time, a wealth of insights and answers. Taking inspiration from Kipling's 'Just So Stories', this book weaves emerging insights from evo-devo into a narrative that provides startling explanations for the origin and evolution of traits across the animal kingdom. Held's unique and engaging style makes this narrative both enlightening and entertaining, guiding students and researchers through even complex concepts and encouraging a fuller understanding of the latest developments in the field. The first five chapters cover the first bilaterally symmetric animals, flies, butterflies, snakes, and cheetahs. A final chapter surveys recent results about a menagerie of other animals"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Held, Lewis I.
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.H435 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Evolutionary developmental biology
Label
How the snake lost its legs : curious tales from the frontier of evo-devo, Lewis I. Held, Jr., Texas Tech University, USA
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223107469307
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-2780 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The first two-sided animal -- 2. The fly -- 3. The butterfly -- 4. The snake -- 5. The cheetah -- 6. An evo-devo bestiary -- Epilogue -- Glossary
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781107621398
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013039531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023420261
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 862222069
  • (OCoLC)862222069
Label
How the snake lost its legs : curious tales from the frontier of evo-devo, Lewis I. Held, Jr., Texas Tech University, USA
Publication
Bar code
31223107469307
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-2780 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The first two-sided animal -- 2. The fly -- 3. The butterfly -- 4. The snake -- 5. The cheetah -- 6. An evo-devo bestiary -- Epilogue -- Glossary
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781107621398
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013039531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023420261
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 862222069
  • (OCoLC)862222069

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