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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, (electronic resource)

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

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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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1951-
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Held, Lewis I.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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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, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-278) and index
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
Control code
ssj0001221689
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107621398
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013039531
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001221689
Label
How the snake lost its legs : curious tales from the frontier of evo-devo, Lewis I. Held, Jr., Texas Tech University, USA, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-278) and index
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
Control code
ssj0001221689
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107621398
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013039531
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001221689

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