Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature

Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature

SKU: 8856581

£9.99
Add to Wishlist

The cuckoo is Nature's most famous cheat, regularly manipulating and deceiving other species into raising their young. Nick Davies exposes these generally plain-looking birds to be some of the most cunning and inventive creatures in the natural world. Using shrewd detective skills he reveals the astonishing and beautiful adaptations that have taken place in the cuckoos' long battle to keep on outwitting their hosts. While the hosts are developing better defences, the cuckoo is constantly coming up with novel forms of trickery, and Nick Davies, who has studied cuckoos for three decades, is our guide to unraveling how and why these are taking place. Beloved as the herald of the European spring, heard but rarely seen, known in folklore as a great cheat, the details of the cuckoo's life have until now been shrouded in mystery, and Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature provides a fascinating insight into the inner workings of these superficially unassuming and ordinary birds.

Read More
ISBN 9781408856581
Format Paperback
Page Count 289
Published 2016
Illustrations Black & White Illustrations, Colour Plates

Why Buy From Us

  • SPECIAL OFFERS

    Sign up to our newsletter for the latest offers

  • Trusted Shops Logo

    TRUSTED SHOPS MEMBER

    The trustmark with buyer protection

  • FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY

    On orders over £25.00

  • NO QUIBBLE RETURNS

    14 day return policy on all items

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By proceeding to navigate through the shop, this will be considered as consent to the use of cookies. View Privacy Policy