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Bug Sprays or Class (Insecta) Warfare

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Science  13 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5758, pp. 178
DOI: 10.1126/science.1121896

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Secret Weapons. Defenses of Insects, Spiders, Scorpions, and Other Many-Legged Creatures. By Thomas Eisner, Maria Eisner, and Melody Siegler. Belknap (Harvard University Press), Cambridge, MA, 2005. 384 pp. $29.95, £18.95, €27.70. ISBN 0-674-01882-6.

This collection of short essays (accompanied by striking, informative photographs) offers a splendid introduction to the behavioral chemical ecology of insects and other arthropods.