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The Resource Life under the sun, Peter A. Ensminger, (electronic book)

Life under the sun, Peter A. Ensminger, (electronic book)

Label
Life under the sun
Title
Life under the sun
Statement of responsibility
Peter A. Ensminger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Which fungus is as sensitive to light as the human eye? What are the myths and facts about the ozone hole, tanning, skin cancer, and sunscreens? What is the effect of light on butterfly copulation? This entertaining collection of essays explores how various organisms - including archaebacteria, slime moulds, fungi, plants, insects, and humans - sense and respond to sunlight. The essays in Peter A. Ensminger's book cover vision, photosynthesis, and phototropism, as well as such unusual topics as the reason why light causes beer to develop a "skunky" odour. He introduces us to the kinds of eyes that have evolved in different animals, including those in a species of shrimp that is ostensibly eyeless; gives us a better appreciation of colour vision; explains how ploughing fields at night may be used to control weeds; and tells about variegate porphyria, a metabolic disease that makes people very sensitive to sunlight and may have afflicted King George III of England. These engaging essays present a complicated yet fascinating subject in an accessible way. The book will be treasured by anyone interested in the wonders of biology
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ensminger, Peter A.
Dewey number
571.4/55
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH515
LC item number
.E55 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photobiology
  • Photoreceptors
  • Light
  • Vision
Label
Life under the sun, Peter A. Ensminger, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10167922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 276 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300133523
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Life under the sun, Peter A. Ensminger, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10167922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 276 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300133523
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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