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 ID8e649939-2d23-7efa-ff26-62c2031c7904
Grouping Titlecamouflage and mimicry
Grouping Authorowen denis frank
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
Last Indexed2020-01-22 03:32:28AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorOwen, Denis Frank.
author_displayOwen, Denis Frank
available_at_plateauPlateau Valley School
detailed_location_plateauPVS MS/HS Books
display_description
format_category_plateauBooks
format_plateauBook
id8e649939-2d23-7efa-ff26-62c2031c7904
isbn9780226641881
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b18009888.i23562122PVS MS/HS Books574.57 Owe1falsefalseOn Shelfpvmh
last_indexed2020-01-22T10:32:28.915Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_plateau574.57 Owe
owning_library_plateauPlateau Valley School
owning_location_plateauPlateau Valley School
primary_isbn9780226641881
publishDate1982
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b18009888BookBooksEnglishUniversity of Chicago Press, 1982.158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_plateau
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b18009888.i23562122On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue91, 92, 93, 94, 95
seriesSurvival in the wild
series_with_volumeSurvival in the wild|
subject_facetCamouflage (Biology)
Mimicry (Biology)
title_displayCamouflage and mimicry
title_fullCamouflage and mimicry / Denis Owen
title_shortCamouflage and mimicry
topic_facetCamouflage (Biology)
Mimicry (Biology)