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Published: 04 February 2016

320 Pages | 69 colour figures


ISBN: 9780198707899

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Chapter 1

Cheats and Deceits

How Animals and Plants Exploit and Mislead

Martin Stevens

  • Presents the only complete picture of deception in nature, providing a comprehensive and engaging discussion of one of the most fascinating areas of biology
  • Analyses the evolution of deceptive behaviour, and shows how it has become increasingly perfected as part of an arms race between predator and prey or host and parasite
  • Explains the ingenious experiments by which scientists test for examples of deceit in nature
  • Vividly illustrated, with a wide range of engaging examples
  • Demonstrates what the study of deception reveals about evolution and adaptation

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