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Strange Survivors

By Oné Pagán

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In the evolutionary arms race that has raged on since life began, organisms have developed an endless variety of survival strategies. In Strange Survivors, biologist Oné R. Pagán takes us on a tour of the improbable, the ingenious, and the just plain bizarre ways that creatures fight for life.

ISBN: 9781944648589

Publication Date: February 2018

Publication Date: February 2018

Publication Date: February 2018

Publication Date: February 2018

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AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2018

Life is beautiful, ruthless, and very, very strange.

In the evolutionary arms race that has raged on since life began, organisms have developed an endless variety of survival strategies. From sharp claws to brute strength, camouflage to venom—all these tools and abilities share one purpose: to keep their bearer alive long enough to reproduce, helping the species avoid extinction. Every living thing on this planet has developed a time-tested arsenal of weapons and defenses. Some of these weapons and defenses, however, are decidedly more unusual than others.

In Strange Survivors, biologist Oné R. Pagán takes us on a tour of the improbable, the ingenious, and the just plain bizarre ways that creatures fight for life.

Inside this funny, fascinating field guide to nature’s most colorful characters, you’ll meet killer snails, social bacteria, and an animal with toxic elbows. But Strange Survivors is more than a collection of curiosities—it is a love letter to science and an argument for the continuing relevance of this evolutionary battle as we face the threat of resistant bacteria and the need for novel medical therapies. Whether discussing blood-thinning bats and electric fish or pondering the power of cooperation, Pagán reveals the surprising lessons found in some of life’s natural oddities and how the tactics they employ to live might aid our own survival.

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About the Author

Oné Pagán

Dr. Oné R. Pagán is a husband and a father, as well as a biology professor, scientist, blogger, and a writer. He is in absolute awe of the natural world, and he is especially happy that the natural world can be understood through science. He wants to share this feeling of wonder with as many people as he can, so he spends quite a bit of his time explaining science to family, students, and essentially anyone within earshot. Also, he loves learning about nature firsthand through his scientific research. He holds an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences and a Master’s degree in Biochemistry, both from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Doctorate in Pharmacology with a strong emphasis in neurobiology, from Cornell University. This is his second book. He likes worms. He is bald.

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Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781944648589

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.

Weight: 1 lbs.

Publication Date: February 27, 2018

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