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The Extended Organism

The Physiology of Animal-Built Structures

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674009851

Publication Date: 09/30/2002


256 pages

3 halftones, 118 line illustrations, 43 sidebars, 10 tables


  • Preface
  • 1. The Organism’s Fuzzy Boundary
  • 2. Physiology Beyond the Organism
  • 3. Living Architecture
  • 4. Broth and Taxis
  • 5. Then a Miracle Occurs
  • 6. Mud Power
  • 7. As the Worm Turns
  • 8. Arachne’s Aqualungs
  • 9. Manipulative Midges and Mites
  • 10. Twist and Shout!
  • 11. The Soul of the Superorganism
  • 12. Love Your Mother
  • Epilogue
  • Readings
  • Credits
  • Index

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