Camouflage and mimicry

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press,
Pub. Date:
1982.
Language:
English
Description
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780226641881
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8e649939-2d23-7efa-ff26-62c2031c7904
Grouping Title camouflage and mimicry
Grouping Author owen denis frank
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
Last Indexed 2019-05-24 04:21:24AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Owen, Denis Frank.
author_display Owen, Denis Frank
available_at_plateau Plateau Valley School
detailed_location_plateau PVS MS/HS Books
display_description
format_category_plateau Books
format_plateau Book
id 8e649939-2d23-7efa-ff26-62c2031c7904
isbn 9780226641881
item_details ils:.b18009888|.i23562122|PVS MS/HS Books|574.57 Owe|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pvmh||
itype_plateau
last_indexed 2019-05-24T10:21:24.27Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_plateau 574.57 Owe
owning_library_plateau Plateau Valley School
owning_location_plateau Plateau Valley School
primary_isbn 9780226641881
publishDate 1982
record_details ils:.b18009888|Book|Books||English|University of Chicago Press,|1982.|158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_plateau
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b18009888 .i23562122 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 91, 92, 93, 94, 95
series Survival in the wild
series_with_volume Survival in the wild|
subject_facet Camouflage (Biology), Mimicry (Biology)
title_display Camouflage and mimicry
title_full Camouflage and mimicry / Denis Owen
title_short Camouflage and mimicry
topic_facet Camouflage (Biology), Mimicry (Biology)