Travel with explorer Henry Bates, a young man who risked his life for science in the 1850's, on a fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest. Experience the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive.
Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting forth the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the “beautiful proof” for natural selection.
See mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry, inspired by Bates’ endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy. Nature is extraordinary and science is adventure, just waiting to be discovered.
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