Field Guide to Insects of South Africa by Alan Weaving, Charles Griffiths, Visit Amazon's Mike Picker PDF

By Alan Weaving, Charles Griffiths, Visit Amazon's Mike Picker Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Mike Picker,

ISBN-10: 1770070613

ISBN-13: 9781770070615

Новый полевой атлас-определитель насекомых Южной Африки будет представлять интерес для энтомологов, как начинающих, так и профессионалов, специалистов по охране природы, организаторов туризма, садоводов, фермеров, туристов и всех, кто интересуется естественной историей. Во вводной главе обсуждаются вопросы морфологии, жизненного цикла, классификации и распространения насекомых Южной Африки. Она также касается коллекционирования и поясняет, как пользоваться данной книгой.
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Figure 1: The Ebbinghaus illusion. Are fishes fooled by optical illusions? Well, in a captive study of redtail splitfins—small fishes that originate from highland Mexican streams—they learned to tap the larger of two disks to get a food reward. Once they had mastered the task, the scientists presented them with the Ebbinghaus illusion, which consists of two disks of the same size, one of which is surrounded by larger disks, making it appear smaller (at least, to human eyes) than the other, which is surrounded by smaller disks (see Figure 1).

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