Many organisms, to avoid being noticed, combine color and shape to create elaborate and highly effective disguises. Some have evolved uncanny likenesses to such elements of their environment as leaves and rocks. Others use color and shape in more spectacular displays simply to frighten a predator or to warn that they are poisonous. In turn, and to complicate matters for their enemies, some edible animals have evolved a striking likeness to poisonous animals that use color as a warning. Though such camouflage and mimicry is most widely and brilliantly evident among the insects—where sometimes only the experienced naturalist can see through the deception—it has also evolved in plants and several groups of vertebrates, including birds, snakes, and salamanders.
Camouflage and Mimicry describes the remarkably varied attempts of species to deceive their predators and prey. It illustrates a group of strategies which help to increase an individual's chances of survival.
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 1980. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. | 10" x 7½". 158pp. Index. | First Edition (First Printing).Describes the seemingly limitless ingenuity of species in their attempt to deceive predators and prey, and illustrates a group of strategies which helps to increase an individual's chance of survival. Other titles in the series Sexual Strategy by Tim Halliday; Feeding Strategy by Jennifer Owen; For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ. Very small closed tear to the head of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Artikel-Nr. 148656