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Author Strausfeld, Nicholas James, 1942-

Title Arthropod brains : evolution, functional elegance, and historical significance / Nicholas James Strausfeld
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 830 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents The polymath of Rennes -- Discoveries and losses -- Ramón y Cajal's hunting case watch -- Beneath the faceted eye -- In the air and under the water : the olfactory brain -- The mushroom body enigma -- The brain within the brain -- Eight legs and more : chelicerates, myriapods, and some distant relatives -- Reiterations, appendages, and the ancient brain -- Philosophical anatomy, Swedish pioneers, and neuronal systematics -- Convergence or common descent? -- The origin of insects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Arthropods -- physiology
Brain -- physiology
Biological Evolution
Biomedical Research -- history
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Arthropoda -- Nervous system -- Research -- History
Arthropoda -- Nervous system
Brain -- Evolution -- Research -- History
Brain -- Evolution
Arthropoda -- Nervous system.
Brain -- Evolution.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Invertebrates
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674062620