Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle

Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle

Douglas J. Emlen


the tale at the back of the lovely, severe guns we see within the animal world—teeth and horns and claws—and what they could let us know in regards to the approach people strengthen and use hands and different weapons

In Animal guns, Doug Emlen takes us outdoor 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 exciting and curious examples of utmost animal weapons—fish with mouths greater than their our bodies and insects whose heads are so choked with muscle they don't have room for eyes. As singular and weird as the various guns we stumble upon on those pages are, we research that related elements set their evolution in movement. Emlen makes use of those styles to attract parallels to the way in which we people advance and hire our personal guns, and feature for the reason that conflict begun. He appears to be like at every little thing from our armor and camouflage to the evolution of the rifle and the constructions human populations have outfitted throughout diverse areas and eras to guard their houses and groups. With attractive black and white drawings and lovely colour illustrations of those options at paintings, Animal guns brings us the full tale of ways guns succeed in their such a lot oversized, dramatic power, and what the implications we witness within the animal global can let us know approximately our personal courting with guns of every kind.

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