Origins of Nature's Beauty: Essays by Alexander F. Skutch

by Skutch, Alexander F.
Origins of Nature's Beauty: Essays by Alexander F. Skutch
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Origins of Nature's Beauty: Essays by Alexander F. Skutch

by Skutch, Alexander F.

Format: Hardcover

Code: 11006

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1992. 292 pp. New hardcover. Alexander Skutch draws his examples from the natural wonders he knows best - birds, butterflies, and flowers. He shows how each uses beauty to attract mates or pollinators and repel or hide from predators - all instances where quality serves the goal of increasing the quantity of a species. More than this, Skutch offers intriguing evidence that animals may possess an aesthetic sense and consciously choose beautiful objects, just as humans do. These views, running counter to prevailing mechanistic explanations of natural processes, offer food for thought to both specialists and the general public. Illustrated by Dana Gardner, including four color plates.

ISBN: 029276037x

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Year of Publication: 1992

Page Count: 292

Weight: 1.75 lb