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By Niko Tinbergen and The Editors of LIFE

Smooth scholars of animal habit, between whom Dr. Tinbergen is a pace-setter, have many times proven that relatedness of other animal species is simply as definitely expressed via evaluating their habit styles as by means of evaluating their physique forms.
Being comparative, habit research isn't really a box for the slender expert. Dr. Tinbergen's wonderful paintings contains research of the homing of wasps, the courtship of butterflies and the nesting habit of sea birds. His vast event and deep insights are the following mixed in a desirable quantity which constitutes not just a problem yet an encouragement to each reader. somebody, Dr. Tinbergen turns out to assert, with a pointy eye and ear, a degree of endurance and a fit skepticism approximately leaping to conclusions, can profitably research animals and should conceivably make observations of lasting price to technological know-how. [From the creation]

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The German astronomer Kepler suggested in 1604 that the image was some- something called an optogram, the notion of the eye as a pinhole camera gained wide acceptance and persists today. Such a notion, however valid, does nothing to explain what happens to the image once that it has fallen on the retina, a fascinating problem how "painted" on the retina. " eye, faint, fleeting record of what the eye had been taking owner had died. When, late in became possible to fix such an image on the retina with chemicals and produce in at the moment the 19th Century, is its it only just beginning to be solved.

In other words, the "sixth sense" possessed by such An fishes is a high degree of sensitivity to electrical outstanding example of this nilolinis, which has a tract. Instead, set of is muscles fields. an African fresh-water in its tail that have lost Gymnarchus fish. power the to con- they send out a continuous stream of ueak electric discharges, at a rate of about 300 per second. During each discharge, the momentarily tail is Thus the fish generates in its environment a two-poled field of electric current, and it can sense weak disturbances in this field.

Are the same, but the ones on the right have been photographed through an uhraviolet fiherto show patterns normally visible only to the bee. THE SCALY HEAD of a diamondback rattlesnake exhibits un- common sense organs — a pit beneath each eye that enables snake to detect 48 its the warm-blooded prey through infrared radia- tion. Containing numerous, tightly packed nerve endings, the respond to heat but not to light, and thus let the diamondback locate food in the dark, when it usually does its hunting.

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