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Secret Weapons

Defenses of Insects, Spiders, Scorpions, and Other Many-Legged Creatures

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674024038

Publication Date: 04/30/2007

Academic Trade

384 pages

6 x 9 inches

350 color illustrations, 150 chemical formulas

Belknap Press

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Thomas Eisner was J. G. Schurman Professor of Chemical Ecology at Cornell University. In 1994 he was awarded the National Medal of Science. His film Secret Weapons won the Grand Award at the New York Film Festival and was named Best Science Film by the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

Maria Eisner is Research Associate of Biology at Cornell University.

Melody Siegler is Associate Professor of Biology at Emory University.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science, Rockefeller University
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