All listings for this product
Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $32.02Trending at AU $36.78
- AU $16.41Trending at AU $22.77
- AU $14.93Trending at AU $21.99
- AU $27.74Trending at AU $29.97
- AU $13.01Trending at AU $16.62
- AU $14.83Trending at AU $17.90
- AU $25.99Trending at AU $32.06
About this product
- DescriptionThe strike of the praying mantis's forelegs is so fast that, once they are set in motion, the manits cant control its aim. How does it ever manage to catch a fly? A moth negotiating the night air hears the squeak of a hunting bat on the wing, and tumbles out of harm's way. How? The author argues that insects are ideal subjects for neurophysiological studies, and at its simplest level this book relates the activities of nerve cells to the activities of insects. In several experiments - on the moth, the cockroach, and the praying mantis - the author shows how stimulus and behaviour are related through the nervous system and suggests that the insect brain appears to control behaviour by determining which of the various built-in activity patterns will appear in a given situation.
- Author BiographyKenneth D. Roeder was a Professor of Physiology and Chairman of the Department of Biology, Tufts University.
- Author(s)Kenneth D. Roeder
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication05/03/1998
- SubjectLife Sciences: General
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note63 halftones and line illustrations
- Weight286 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementNew ed of 2 Revised ed
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.