A Naturalist in the Amazon
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This charming book showcases the two journals produced by entomologist Henry Walter Bates during his 11 years in the Amazon, on which his classic work, The Naturalist on the River Amazon, was based. It includes facsimile reproductions of stunning illustrated pages taken from his journals, as well as an essay describing his travels.
While in the Amazon, he became fascinated by close similarities in appearance between unrelated butterflies, and discovered a scientific phenomenon we now refer to as Batesian mimicry: species that are highly desirable to predators began evolving to look more like other, more toxic species in order to avoid predation.
This beautiful book offers valuable new insight into the scientific implications and findings of Henry Walter Bates’s rich and fruitful time in the Amazon, perfect for anyone interested in science, scientific history, and science illustrations.
Author: Henry Walter Bates
Dimensions: 7.1'' x 0.8'' x 9.2''
Item Number: 9781588346872