skip to content
The handicap principle : a missing piece of Darwin's puzzle Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The handicap principle : a missing piece of Darwin's puzzle

Author: Amots Zehavi; Avishag Zahavi
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The handicap principle is that signals are only taken seriously if the signal itself imposes a handicap on the signaller that would make cheating impossible or unprofitable. The Zahavis explore the wide-ranging implications of this theory.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amots Zehavi; Avishag Zahavi
ISBN: 0195129148 9780195129144 9780195100358 0195100352
OCLC Number: 41316861
Notes: Translated from Hebrew.
Originally published in 1997.
Description: xvi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Partners in communication : Prey-predator interactions --
Communication between rivals --
Mate selection. pt. 2. Methods of communication : The fallacy of species-specific signals --
Movements and ritualization --
Vocalizations --
Body parts that serve as signals --
The use of color for showing off --
Chemical communications. pt. 3. The handicap principle in social systems : Testing the bond --
Parents and offspring --
Babblers, competition for prestige, and the evolution of altruism --
The social insects : why help the queen? --
The parenting couple --
Social amebas (cellular slime molds) --
Parasite and host --
Information centers. pt. 4. Humans : Humans.
Responsibility: Amotz and Avishag Zahavi ; with Naama Zahavi-Ely and Melvin Patrick Ely ; illustrations by Amir Balaban.

Abstract:

This work is intended for those with an interest in science and professionals in animal behaviour. It covers areas such as partners in communication, mate selection movement and ritualization, the  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Among the most revolutionary and controversial concepts in modern behavioral biology is the handicap principle developed by Zahavi. After initially encountering resistance, it has been receiving Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41316861> # The handicap principle : a missing piece of Darwin's puzzle
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/41316861#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ;
   library:oclcnum "41316861" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/809079> ; # Animal behavior
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/591.59/e21/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/809125> ; # Animal communication
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/66643237> ; # Avishag Zahavi
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/22319086> ; # Amots Zehavi
   schema:datePublished "1999" ;
   schema:description "The handicap principle is that signals are only taken seriously if the signal itself imposes a handicap on the signaller that would make cheating impossible or unprofitable. The Zahavis explore the wide-ranging implications of this theory."@en ;
   schema:description "pt. 1. Partners in communication : Prey-predator interactions -- Communication between rivals -- Mate selection. pt. 2. Methods of communication : The fallacy of species-specific signals -- Movements and ritualization -- Vocalizations -- Body parts that serve as signals -- The use of color for showing off -- Chemical communications. pt. 3. The handicap principle in social systems : Testing the bond -- Parents and offspring -- Babblers, competition for prestige, and the evolution of altruism -- The social insects : why help the queen? -- The parenting couple -- Social amebas (cellular slime molds) -- Parasite and host -- Information centers. pt. 4. Humans : Humans."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/795053226> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The handicap principle : a missing piece of Darwin's puzzle"@en ;
   schema:productID "41316861" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/41316861#PublicationEvent/new_york_oxford_university_press_1999> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795053226#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
   schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780195129144.pdf> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195129144> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195100358> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/41316861> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/795053226#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/809079> # Animal behavior
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Animal behavior"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/809125> # Animal communication
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Animal communication"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/22319086> # Amots Zehavi
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Zehavi" ;
   schema:givenName "Amots" ;
   schema:name "Amots Zehavi" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/66643237> # Avishag Zahavi
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Zahavi" ;
   schema:givenName "Avishag" ;
   schema:name "Avishag Zahavi" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195100358>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0195100352" ;
   schema:isbn "9780195100358" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195129144>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0195129148" ;
   schema:isbn "9780195129144" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.