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Built by Animals : The Natural History of Animal Architecture

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  • معلومة اضافية
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      From termite mounds that in relative terms are three times as tall as a skyscraper, to the elaborate nests of social birds and the deadly traps of spiders, the constructions of the animal world can amaze and at times humble our own engineering and technology. But how do creatures with such small brains build these complex structures? What drives them to do it? Which skills are innate and which learned? Here, Mike Hansell looks at the extraordinary structures that animals build - whether homes, traps, or courtship displays - and reveals the biology behind their behaviour. He shows how small-brained animals achieve complex feats in a small-brained way, by repeating many simple actions and using highly evolved self-secreted materials. On the other hand, the building feats or tool use of large-brained animals, such as humans or chimps, require significantly more complex and costly behaviour. We look at wasp's nests, leaf-cutting ants, caddisflies and amoebae, and even the extraordinary bower bird, who seduces his mate with a decorated pile of twigs, baubles, feathers and berries. Hansell explores how animal structures evolved over time, how insect societies emerge, how animals can alter their wider habitat, and even whether some animals have an aesthetic sense.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780199205561. 9780191578601. 9780191525599.
    • Accession Number:
      314220019
    • Accession Number:
      209652
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HANSELL, M. H. Built by Animals : The Natural History of Animal Architecture. Oxford: OUP Oxford, 2007. ISBN 9780199205561. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=209652&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 9 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hansell MH. Built by Animals : The Natural History of Animal Architecture. Oxford: OUP Oxford; 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=209652&custid=s8280428. Accessed April 9, 2020.
    • APA:
      Hansell, M. H. (2007). Built by Animals : The Natural History of Animal Architecture. OUP Oxford.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hansell, Michael H. 2007. Built by Animals : The Natural History of Animal Architecture. Oxford: OUP Oxford. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=209652&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Hansell, M. H. (2007) Built by Animals : The Natural History of Animal Architecture. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=209652&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 9 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hansell, MH 2007, Built by Animals : The Natural History of Animal Architecture, OUP Oxford, Oxford, viewed 9 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hansell, Michael H. Built by Animals : The Natural History of Animal Architecture. OUP Oxford, 2007. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=209652&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hansell, Michael H. Built by Animals : The Natural History of Animal Architecture. Oxford: OUP Oxford, 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=209652&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hansell MH. Built by Animals : The Natural History of Animal Architecture [Internet]. Oxford: OUP Oxford; 2007 [cited 2020 Apr 9]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=209652&custid=s8280428