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Animal signals

Author: John Maynard Smith; David Harper, Dr.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Series: Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why are most animal signals reliable? This is the central problem for evolutionary biologists interested in signals. This work entangles the complex and often confusing terminology that characterises  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Maynard Smith; David Harper, Dr.
ISBN: 9780198526841 0198526849 9780198526858 0198526857
OCLC Number: 54460090
Description: 166 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: what are signals? --
The theory of costly signaling --
Strategic signals and minimal-cost signals --
Indices of quality --
The evolution of signal form --
Signals during contests --
Signals in primates and other social animals.
Series Title: Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
Responsibility: John Maynard Smith, David Harper.
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This book is essential reading for anyone studying animal signals ... the book is well laid out, and its emphasis on clear definition and logic is without parallel in books on animal communication Read more...

 
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