Animal Behavior by Niko Tinbergen and The Editors of LIFE

By Niko Tinbergen and The Editors of LIFE

Smooth scholars of animal habit, between whom Dr. Tinbergen is a pacesetter, have time and again proven that relatedness of other animal species is simply as definitely expressed via evaluating their habit styles as by way of evaluating their physique forms.
Being comparative, habit examine isn't really a box for the slender professional. Dr. Tinbergen's unusual paintings comprises research of the homing of wasps, the courtship of butterflies and the nesting habit of sea birds. His extensive adventure and deep insights are right here mixed in a desirable quantity which constitutes not just a problem yet an encouragement to each reader. someone, Dr. Tinbergen turns out to claim, with a pointy eye and ear, a degree of persistence and a fit skepticism approximately leaping to conclusions, can profitably examine animals and will conceivably make observations of lasting worth to technological know-how. [From the creation]

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These little "eses" may number from less than 12 in some cave-dwelling insects to more than 28,000 in — the eye itself is smaller. It is also much less precise, not be- cause of any inability of the muscle-controlled lens to focus clearly, but because the receptors are fewer in number and proportionately bigger and thus produce a coarser mosaic. — many so-called of which may be said to be an eye in own lens and light-sensitive cells con- tiny units, each of itself, the dragonfly. Because of their tapered shape, they face outward in slightly different directions, and thus each takes in a different part of the scene.

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