Bibliographic Details

Arthropod brains : evolution, functional elegance, and historical significance / Nicholas James Strausfeld.

Author / Creator Strausfeld, Nicholas James, 1942-
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012 [i.e. 2011], c2012.
Description xvi, 830 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Language English
Subject Arthropoda -- Nervous system.
Arthropoda -- Nervous system -- Research -- History.
Brain -- Evolution.
Brain -- Evolution -- Research -- History.
Arthropoda -- Nervous system.
Brain -- Evolution.
History.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8681105
Other authors / contributors Strausfeld, Nicholas James, 1942-
ISBN 9780674046337 (alk. paper)
0674046331 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [607]-790) and index.
Table of 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.