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Zebra stripes

Author: T M Caro
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From eminent biologists like Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin to famous authors such as Rudyard Kipling in his 'Just So Stories', many people have asked, 'Why do zebras have stripes?' There are many explanations, but until now hardly any have been seriously addressed or even tested. In 'Zebra Stripes', Tim Caro takes readers through a decade of painstaking fieldwork examining the significance of  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T M Caro
ISBN: 9780226411156 022641115X 9780226411019 022641101X
OCLC Number: 990319146
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Responsibility: Tim Caro.

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From eminent biologists like Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin to famous authors such as Rudyard Kipling in his 'Just So Stories', many people have asked, 'Why do zebras have stripes?' There are many explanations, but until now hardly any have been seriously addressed or even tested. In 'Zebra Stripes', Tim Caro takes readers through a decade of painstaking fieldwork examining the significance of black-and-white striping and, after systematically dismissing every hypothesis for these markings with new data, he arrives at a surprising conclusion: zebra markings are nature's defense against biting fly annoyance.

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"Zebra Stripes "is an attempt to answer the mysterious, longstanding, and popular question of why zebra have stripes. A personal journey in addition to a scientific appraisal of the evidence, it is Read more...

 
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