Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

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Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

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Издательство: Oxford University Press, 2005 г.
ISBN: 0198528604
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Объем: 260 стр.

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