Strange Survivors: How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life
In the evolutionary arms race that has raged on since life began, organisms have developed an endless variety of survival strategies. From sharp claws to brute strength, camouflage to venom―all these tools and abilities share one purpose: to keep their bearer alive long enough to reproduce, helping the species avoid extinction. Every living thing on this planet has developed a time-tested arsenal of weapons and defenses. Some of these weapons and defenses, however, are decidedly more unusual than others. In Strange Survivors, biologist Oné R. Pagán takes us on a tour of the improbable, the ingenious, and the just plain bizarre ways that creatures fight for life.
Pagán, Oné R., "Strange Survivors: How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life" (2018). College of the Sciences & Mathematics Faculty Books. 4.