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Champions of Camouflage


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A selection of nature's greatest imposters, tricksters and magicians.

Whether to escape predators or to surprise their prey, the talented strategists of nature in The Champions of Camouflage survive using visual trickery and fascinating biology.

Some simply change their clothing to suit the seasons, such as the willow ptarmigan who appears pure white in winter snow and golden-brown-red in the summer. Others, like the satanic leaf-tailed gecko (on the jacket) who disguises itself amidst leaves to blend into its surroundings, are the same year-round but their appearance seamlessly blends them into the environment. Grasshoppers of the genus Paraphidnia and the African mantis Popa spurca perfectly imitate the small branches of trees, becoming virtually invisible to predators and prey.

Some species use incredible stratagems to get rid of their enemies, of the frog Physalaemus, for example. When this amphibian is threatened, he turns his back to his opponent and shows his hindquarters on which is "painted" a pair of large black eyes. If the mask is not enough to intimidate the opponent, the fake eyes will emit an impressive "white secretion." That usually does the trick.

The book is organized by the manner of camouflage:

The Art of Camouflage

Invisibility cloak Seasonal clothes Quick colors Changing Shapes

Leaf imposters Moving twigs The watery art of disappearing Deception Game of Illusion

At the masquerade ball In the eye of the beholder Trojan Horse Identity theft Bait and switch

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Autor Noel, Jean-Philippe
Editura Firefly Books Ltd
Dimensiuni 306 x 240 x 17
Data Publicarii 01/10/2019
Format Cartonata
Numar pagini 160
Descriere RO O selectie a celor mai mari impostori, smecheri si magi ai naturii. Fie ca sa scape de pradatori sau sa-si surprinda prada, strategii talentati ai naturii din The Champions of Camouflage supravietuiesc folosind trucuri vizuale si biologie fascinanta. Unii isi schimba pur si simplu hainele pentru a se potrivi anotimpurilor, precum ca ptarmiganul de salcie care apare alb pur pe zapada de iarna si rosu-maroniu-rosu vara.
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O selectie a celor mai mari impostori, smecheri si magi ai naturii. Fie ca sa scape de pradatori sau sa-si surprinda prada, strategii talentati ai naturii din The Champions of Camouflage supravietuiesc folosind trucuri vizuale si biologie fascinanta. Unii isi schimba pur si simplu hainele pentru a se potrivi anotimpurilor, precum ca ptarmiganul de salcie care apare alb pur pe zapada de iarna si rosu-maroniu-rosu vara.
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