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MAKING AND USING ENERGY
MAKING AND USING ENERGY—HUMAN INVENTION
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
CHEMOSYNTHESIS
CATABOLISM
ECTOTHERMY
CHEMICAL DEFENSE—BOMBARDIER BEETLE
CHEMICAL DEFENSE—DEVIL’S GARDEN ANT
ELECTRICITY
BIOLUMINESCENCE
SURVIVING THE ELEMENTS
SURVIVING THE ELEMENTS—HUMAN INVENTION
THERMOPHILIC BACTERIA—SURVIVING EXTREME HEAT
BLOODANTIFREEZE—SURVIVING EXTREME COLD
MAMMAL FUR—SURVIVING EXTREME COLD
MANGROVES—SURVIVING EXTREME SALT
LUNGFISH—SURVIVING WITHOUT OXYGEN
MELANIN—SURVIVING RADIATION
PARASITISM—SURVIVING HOST DEFENSES
ANTIBIOTICS—SURVIVING DISEASE
PSYCHROPHILES—SURVIVING EXTREME COLD
ANHYDROBIOSIS—SURVIVING WITHOUT WATER
PRIONS—SURVIVING EVERYTHING
LOCOMOTION
LOCOMOTION—HUMAN INVENTION
BIRD FLIGHT
INSECT FLIGHT
RUNNING
JET PROPULSION
PARASITIC LOCOMOTION
POLLINATION
BACTERIAL FLAGELLUM
MATERIALS
MATERIALS—HUMAN INVENTION
SILK
BONE
CHITIN
FEATHERS
BIO-CERAMICS
MUCUS
NATURAL GLUES
GECKO FEET
RESILIN
BUILDING STRUCTURES
BUILDING STRUCTURES—HUMAN INVENTION
TERMITE TOWERS
TREES
BIRD NESTS
BEAVER LODGES
BEE NESTS
PAPER NESTS
CORAL REEFS
LUMINOUS GNAT TRAPS
NAKED MOLE RAT BURROWS
DIATOMS
WEBS
SENSING THE ENVIRONMENT
SENSING THE ENVIRONMENT—HUMAN INVENTION
VERTEBRATE EYES
INSECT EYES
ECHOLOCATION
ELECTROSENSE
FIRE AND SMOKE DETECTORS
INFRAREDVISION
JACOBSON’S ORGAN OF SMELL
ODOROUS GENES—THE MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX
MAGNETIC SENSE
INSECT ANTENNAE
SPECIALIZED EYES
MANTIS SHRIMP EYES
COMMUNICATION—HUMAN INVENTION
HUMAN BRAIN
HUMAN LANGUAGE
PLANT COMMUNICATION
BEE DANCE LANGUAGE
BACTERIAL CONJUGATION
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Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World

Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World

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