The Resource Cuckoo : cheating by nature, Nick Davies

Cuckoo : cheating by nature, Nick Davies

Label
Cuckoo : cheating by nature
Title
Cuckoo
Title remainder
cheating by nature
Statement of responsibility
Nick Davies
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beloved as the herald of spring, cuckoos have held a place in our affections for centuries. The oldest song in English celebrates the cuckoo's arrival, telling us that 'Sumer is icumen in'. But for many other birds the cuckoo is a signal of doom, for it is Nature's most notorious cheat. Cuckoos across the world have evolved extraordinary tricks to manipulate other species into raising their young. How do they get away with it? In this enormously engaging book, naturalist and scientist Nick Davies reveals how cuckoos trick their hosts. Using shrewd detective skills and field experiments, he uncovers an evolutionary arms race, in which hosts evolve better defences against cuckoos and cuckoos, in turn, evolve novel forms of trickery. This is a fascinating corner of Darwin's 'entangled bank', where creatures are continually evolving to keep up with changes in their rivals. Lively field drawings by James McCallum, and remarkable photographs, show cuckoos in action: from the female cuckoo laying her beautifully disguised egg, to the cuckoo chick ejecting the host's eggs and young from the nest to ensure it gets the full attention of its foster parents. Cuckoo offers a new insight not only into the secret lives of these extraordinary birds, but also into how cheating evolves and thrives in the natural world
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Nick
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Birds
Target audience
adult
Label
Cuckoo : cheating by nature, Nick Davies
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=BLM_102740&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781408856574-BLM687745-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781408856574
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Cuckoo : cheating by nature, Nick Davies
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=BLM_102740&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781408856574-BLM687745-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781408856574
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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