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Eisner, Thomas 1929-2011

Overview
Works: 67 works in 184 publications in 5 languages and 7,849 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor, Commentator, Speaker
Classifications: QL463, 595.7
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Most widely held works about Thomas Eisner
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Eisner
Secret weapons : defenses of insects, spiders, scorpions, and other many-legged creatures by Thomas Eisner( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part handbook, part field guide, part photo album, Secret Weapons chronicles the diverse and often astonishing defensive strategies that have allowed insects, spiders, scorpions, and other many-legged creatures not just to survive, but to thrive." "In sixty-nine chapters, each illustrated with photographs culled from Thomas Eisner's legendary collection, we meet a largely North American cast of anthropods - as well as a few of their kin from Australia, Europe, and Asia - and observe at firsthand the nature and extent of the defenses that lie at the root of their evolutionary success. Here are the cockroaches and termites, the carpenter ants and honeybees, and all the miniature creatures in between, deploying their sprays and venom, froth and feces, camouflage and sticky coatings. And along with a marvelous bug's-eye view of how these secret weapons actually work, here is a close-up look at the science behind them, from taxonomy to chemical formulas, as well as an appendix with instructions for studying chemical defenses at home. Whether dipped into here and there or read cover to cover, Secret Weapons will prove invaluable to hands-on-researchers and amateur naturalists alike, and will captivate any reader for whom nature is a source of wonder."--Jacket
For love of insects by Thomas Eisner( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors seek to understand how insects and other arthropods use chemicals to defend themselves against predators and how some predators succeed in eating them anyway
Animal behavior : readings from Scientific American by Thomas Eisner( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal adaptation by Allison L Burnett( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case study; A case study in perspective; A case study retrospect; Man - a special case?
Chemical ecology : the chemistry of biotic interaction by National Academy of Sciences Staff( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Insects : readings from Scientific American by John Bonnett Wexo( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the importance of insects in our world, what insects eat, their senses, how they communicate and collaborate
Chromatic fantasy : leaves in the midst of change by Thomas Eisner( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eisner's world : life through many lenses by Thomas Eisner( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret weapons( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the diversity of insects and their highly sophisticated chemical defenses. Uses microphotography to show rare closeup views of several unusual uses of poisons by insects of various types
Chemische Ökologie, Territorialität, gegenseitige Verständigung by Thomas Eisner( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anpassung im Tierreich by Allison L Burnett( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparative morphological study of the proventriculus of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) by Thomas Eisner( Book )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

comportamiento animal( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The defensive world of insects by Thomas Eisner( Recording )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes several insects and their unique ways of defending themselves from attack
The Bug man of Ithaca( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Suzuki converses with Tom Eisner about the importance of insects on earth
Life on earth by Edward O Wilson( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aneuretus simoni Emery, a major link in ant evolution( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan lian kun chong : xie gei ai chong huo pa chong de ren = For love of insects by Thomas Eisner( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu tong guo yi ge ge gu shi jie shao le zuo zhe yan jiu kun chong de guo cheng,Yi ji zuo zhe ru he jiang ao miao de sheng wu xian xiang cong hua xue jiao du jin xing jie shi
Animal adaption by Allison L Burnett( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Champagne galop ;Koncertpolka for 2 violiner og orkester ;Britta polka ;Drømmebilleder by H. C Lumbye( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Secret weapons : defenses of insects, spiders, scorpions, and other many-legged creatures
Alternative Names
Eisner.

Thomas Eisner Amerikaans bioloog (1929-2011)

Thomas Eisner Entomólogo estadunidense

Thomas Eisner US-amerikanischer Entomologe

Томас Айснер американский энтомолог

توماس إيسنر

توماس آیزنر

아이스너, 토머스

Languages
English (105)

German (10)

Italian (8)

Spanish (6)

Chinese (1)

Covers
For love of insectsChemical ecology : the chemistry of biotic interactionThe Insects : readings from Scientific AmericanChromatic fantasy : leaves in the midst of changeEisner's world : life through many lenses