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Arthropod Brains

Evolution, Functional Elegance, and Historical Significance

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$81.00 • £64.95 • €73.00

ISBN 9780674046337

Publication Date: 01/02/2012


848 pages

175 color illustrations, 24 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Prologue
  • 1. The Polymath of Rennes
  • 2. Discoveries and Losses
  • 3. Ramón y Cajal’s Hunting Case Watch
  • 4. Beneath the Faceted Eye
  • 5. In the Air and under Water: The Olfactory Brain
  • 6. The Mushroom Body Enigma
  • 7. The Brain within the Brain
  • 8. Eight Legs and More: Chelicerates, Myriapods, and Some Distant Relatives
  • 9. Reiterations, Appendages, and the Ancient Brain
  • 10. Philosophical Anatomy, Swedish Pioneers, and Neuronal Systematics
  • 11. Convergence or Common Descent?
  • 12. The Origin of Insects
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index

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