STRANGE PARTNERS by Sigmund Lavine


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This story of cooperation between animals is a new angle in the field of nature writing. The curious formation of apparently ludicrous alliances underlies a practical solution of many of man's and animal's difficulties. In this text the author cites a great variety of such relationships--the rhinoceros and tickbird, the ant and the cow, the crab and the sea anemone, and many others--describing in detail the function of each member in a cooperative enterprise. An investigation of the symbiotic relationship suggests to the young naturalist areas in which he may observe such phenomena, and a bibliography further encourages his pursuit of the subject.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1959
Publisher: Little, Brown