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Sociobiology of communication : an interdisciplinary perspective

Author: David P Hughes; Patrizia D'Ettorre
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
Series: Oxford biology
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This book fills the gap between a proximate and ultimate level of analysis of social behaviour. It provides a unifying and synthetic view to identify the fundamental principles of communication  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Hughes; Patrizia D'Ettorre
ISBN: 0199216835 0199216843 9780199216833 9780199216840
OCLC Number: 788842980
Description: xiv, 308 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword ; 1. The Handicap Principle and Signalling in Collaborative Systems ; 2. Communication in Bacteria ; 3. Communication in Social Networks of Territorial Animals: Networking at Different Levels in Birds and Other Systems ; 4. Communication between Hosts and Social Parasites ; 5. Chemical Communication and the Coordination of Social Interactions in Insects ; 6. Chemical Communication in Societies of Rodents ; 7. Neurobiology of Olfactory Communication in the Honeybee ; 8. Rapid Evolution and Sexual Signals ; 9. Communication of Mate Quality in Humans ; 10. The Extended Phenotype within the Colony and how it Obscurers Social Communication ; 11. Synergy in Social Communication ; 12. Conflicting Messages: Genomic Imprinting and Internal Communication ; 13. Language Unbound:Genomic Imprinting and Psychosis in the Origin and Evolution of Modern Humans ; 14. The Evolution of Human Communication and Language ; 15. Why Teach? The Evolutionary Origins and Ecological Consequences of Costly Information Transfer ; 16. Grades of Signalling ; 17. Conclusion ; Glossary
Series Title: Oxford biology
Responsibility: edited by Patrizia d'Ettorre and David P. Hughes

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