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Cheats and deceits : how animals and plants exploit and mislead

Author: Martin Stevens
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In Cheats and Deceits, Martin Stevens describes the remarkable range of adaptations in nature, and considers how they have evolved and increasingly been perfected as part of an arms race between predator and prey or host and parasite. He explores both classic and recent research of naturalists and biologists, showing how scientists find ways of testing the impact of particular behaviors and colorings on the animals  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Stevens
ISBN: 9780198707899 0198707894
OCLC Number: 920729721
Description: xvi, 300 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The basis of deception in nature --
Thieves and liars --
Lured into an early grave --
Disruption and dazzle --
A spider in ant's clothing --
Bluff and surprise --
An imposter in the nest --
Spreading genes and sexual mimicry --
The future of deception.
Responsibility: Martin Stevens.

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The natural world is not a harmonious place. In the fight to survive and reproduce, any advantage in getting a mate, finding food, or avoiding predators pays dividends. Martin Stevens explores how  Read more...

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a beautifully illustrated must-read for academic biologists and natural historians alike * Adrian Barnett, BBC Wildlife * A clear, thoughtful, jargon-free guide. Delicious, duplicitous details make Read more...

 
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