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Sex on Six Legs

Lessons On Life, Love, And Language From The Insect World

By M. (Marlene) Zuk

Insects have inspired fear, fascination, and enlightenment for centuries. They are capable of incredibly complex behavior, even with brains often the size of a poppy seed. How do they accomplish feats that look like human activity— personality, language, childcare—with completely different pathways from our own? What is going on inside the mind of those ants that march like boot-camp graduates across your kitchen floor? How does the lead ant know exactly where to take her colony, to that one bread crumb that your nightly sweep missed? Can insects be taught new skills as easily as your new puppy? 

Sex on Six Legs is a startling and exciting book that provides answers to these questions and many more. With the humor of Olivia Judson’s Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation, Zuk not only examines the bedroom lives of creepy crawlies but also calls into question some of our own longheld assumptions about learning, the nature of personality, and what our own large brains might be for.

Format

Book

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1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 595.715 Zuk, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2011

ISBN

015101373X


Format: Book
Author: Zuk, M. (Marlene)
Title: Sex on six legs : lessons on life, love, and language from the insect world / Marlene Zuk.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Subject: Insects -- Sexual behavior. Insects -- Behavior
Isbn: 015101373X 9780151013739
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 595.715 Zuk
Oclc: 651912266
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Bib Id: 362152

Format: Book
Author: Zuk, M. (Marlene)
Title: Sex on six legs : lessons on life, love, and language from the insect world / Marlene Zuk.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Description: 262 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Insects -- Sexual behavior.
Subjects: Insects -- Behavior
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2010025829
ISBN: 015101373X
ISBN: 9780151013739
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 595.715 Zuk