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In most terrestrial and aquatic habitats, the vast majority of animals transmitting and receiving communicative signals are arthropods. This book presents the story of how this important group of animals use pheromones, sound, vibration, and light for sexual and social communication. Because of their small to minute body size most arthropods have problems sending and receiving acoustic and optical information, each of which have their own severe constraints. Because of these restraints they have developed chemical signaling which is not similarly limited by scale. Presenting the latest theoretical and experimental findings from studies of signaling, it suggests that close parallels between arthropods and vertebrates reflect a very limited number of solutions to problems in behavior that are available within the confines of physical laws.
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Michael Greenfield (born 15 April 1963) is an American former owner-driver in the CART series. Born in Whitestone, New York, he made 6 Indy Lights starts in 1988. In 1989 he purchased a 1987 Lola chassis and attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and the Pocono Raceway event, crashing during practice both times.
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