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Author Ruxton, Graeme D.

Title Avoiding attack : the evolutionary ecology of crypsis, warning signals and mimicry / Graeme D. Ruxton, Thomas N. Sherratt and Michael P. Speed
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 249. pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Oxford biology
Oxford biology.
Contents Introduction; Part I: Avoiding detection; Part II: Avoiding attack after detection; Part III: Deceiving predators; Appendices; References; Author Index; Species index; Subject index
Summary This book discusses the evolution of the mechanisms by which prey avoid attack by their potential predators and questions how such defences are maintained through natural selection. Topics covered include camouflage, warning signals and mimicry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Animal defenses.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Animal defenses.
Evolutionaire biologie.
Camouflage.
Waarschuwingssystemen.
Signalen.
Mimicry.
Defensief gedrag.
Form Electronic book
Author Sherratt, Thomas N.
Speed, Michael Patrick.
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