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In nature, the ability to defend against predators is fundamental to an animal's survival. From the giraffes that rely on their spotted coats to blend into the patchy light of their woodland habitats to the South American sea lions that pile themselves in heaps to ward off the killer whales that prey on them in the shallow surf, defense strategies in the animal kingdom are seemingly innumerable.
In Antipredator Defenses in Birds and Mammals, Tim Caro ambitiously synthesizes predator defenses in birds and mammals and integrates all functional and evolutionary perspectives on antipredator defenses that have developed over the last century. Structured chronologically along a hypothetical sequence of predationâ€”Caro evokes a gazelle fawn desperate to survive a cheetah attack to illustrate the continuum of the evolution of antipredator defensesâ€”Antipredator Defenses in Birds and Mammals considers the defenses that prey use to avoid detection by predators; the benefits of living in groups; morphological and behavioral defenses in individuals and groups; and, finally, flight and adaptations of last resort.
Antipredator Defenses in Birds and Mammals will be of interest to both specialists and general readers interested in ecological issues.
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Tim Caro is professor of wildlife biology at the University of California, Davis. He is also the author of Conservation by Proxy: Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species.Review:
“This is a field that Caro has devoted much of his career to, and his comfort with the literature shows through. . . .Antipredator Defenses is a major contribution to the field and will be consulted for a long time to come. . . .Caro’s book is a comprehensive survey of the field, with well articulated arguments and balanced views. I recommend it unreservedly.”(Thomas N. Sherratt, Trends in Ecology and Evolution 2005-04-01)
"Antipredator Defenses in Birds and Mammals is a comprehensive review of what we know empirically of how animals avoid predation.... [It is] full of fascinating natural history stories that make it an easy and enjoyable read."(Will Cresswell Ibis 2006-07-01)
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