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The Resource Smart and spineless : exploring invertebrate intelligence, Ann Downer

Smart and spineless : exploring invertebrate intelligence, Ann Downer

Label
Smart and spineless : exploring invertebrate intelligence
Title
Smart and spineless
Title remainder
exploring invertebrate intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Ann Downer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When we think of intelligent creatures, we often think of vertebrates, or animals with spinal columns and relatively large brains. We don't usually think of invertebrates, or animals without a spine. But invertebrates can be astonishingly intelligent. These animals exhibit surprising feats of learning, memory, and problem-solving using their relatively simple, tiny brains some the size of a sesame seed or even smaller. In fact, some intelligent invertebrates have no brain at all! Scientists around the world are putting invertebrate intelligence to use in mind-boggling ways. Engineers are designing swarmbots based on bees to take part in search-and-rescue efforts. And materials scientists are basing a new, tough ceramic on the structure of a mantis shrimp's claw. In Smart and Spineless, readers will be challenged to think in a whole new way about what it means to be smart!
Summary
Examines the topic of invertebrate intelligence, including such smart animals as jumping spiders, octopuses, and mantis shrimps
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10445528
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Downer, Ann
Dewey number
592.13
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1210
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
QL362.4
LC item number
.D69 2016
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1210
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 7.8.
  • 11.5.
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True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
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Invertebrates
Target audience
juvenile
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exploring invertebrate intelligence
Label
Smart and spineless : exploring invertebrate intelligence, Ann Downer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The not-so-lowly worm -- Jumping spiders: Portia -- Octopuses -- Honey bees and paper wasps -- Argentine ants -- Mantis shrimps -- Box jellyfish and slime molds -- Teeny, tiny minds?
Control code
21056431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9781467737395
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014025658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781467737395
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884882317
  • (OCoLC)884882317
Label
Smart and spineless : exploring invertebrate intelligence, Ann Downer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The not-so-lowly worm -- Jumping spiders: Portia -- Octopuses -- Honey bees and paper wasps -- Argentine ants -- Mantis shrimps -- Box jellyfish and slime molds -- Teeny, tiny minds?
Control code
21056431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9781467737395
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014025658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781467737395
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884882317
  • (OCoLC)884882317

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