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Protean behaviour : the biology of unpredictability

Author: Peter M Driver; David A Humphries
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A presentation of the results of 25 years' research into the problem of the unpredictability of protean behaviour and their implications.The authors show that apparent randomness is only  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Driver, Peter M.
Protean behaviour.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ;Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)656174836
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Driver; David A Humphries
ISBN: 0198571704 9780198571704
OCLC Number: 17954371
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 339 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction and variations - some well-known examples of behaviour which illustrate the protean principle; context and attitude - the authors' approach - evolutionary and multidisciplinary; strategies and tactics - animal conflict and opportunities for anarchization - protean behaviour defined; catalogue and classification - the forms of protean behaviour; elements of unpredictability - the unitary foundations of protean displays; conflict and confusion - the mechanisms whereby opponents are confused; evolution and anarchization - avenues for the development of protean displays; dispersion and diversity - irregularity of occurrence and diversity of attributes at population level; the integration of irregularity - proteus and human affairs - summary and suggestions.
Responsibility: P.M. Driver and D.A. Humphries.
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