padLife Under the Sun

by Peter A. Ensminger

Fifteen diverse essays share one central theme—sunlight. From photosynthesis in plants to spoilage in beer, biologist Ensminger tracks the myriad ways that organisms react to light. He infuses the scientific aspects of photobiology with vivid descriptions of the unusual ways in which eyes develop in various creatures, how sunlight affects copulating butterflies, and how King George III may have been driven mad by the sun.

Yale U Pr, 2001, 276 p., b&w; photos/illus., hardcover

Life Under the Sun

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