By Douglas J. Emlen
The tale at the back of the beautiful, severe guns we see within the animal world—teeth and horns and claws—and what they could let us know concerning the method people strengthen and use fingers and different weapons
In Animal guns, Doug Emlen takes us outdoors the lab and deep into the forests and jungles the place he's been learning animal guns in nature for years, to give an explanation for the methods in the back of the main fascinating and curious examples of maximum animal weapons—fish with mouths higher than their our bodies and insects whose heads are so jam-packed with muscle they don't have room for eyes. As singular and weird as many of the guns we come across on those pages are, we study that related elements set their evolution in movement. Emlen makes use of those styles to attract parallels to the way in which we people strengthen and hire our personal guns, and feature given that conflict all started. He appears at every little thing from our armor and camouflage to the evolution of the rifle and the buildings human populations have outfitted throughout varied areas and eras to guard their houses and groups. With attractive black and white drawings and lovely colour illustrations of those ideas at paintings, Animal guns brings us the whole tale of ways guns achieve their such a lot oversized, dramatic strength, and what the consequences we witness within the animal global can let us know approximately our personal dating with guns of every kind.
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Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle by Douglas J. Emlen