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The handicap principle

a missing piece of Darwin's puzzle

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This edition was published in by Oxford University Press in New York.

Written in English

286 pages

Ever since Darwin, animal behavior has intrigued and perplexed human observers. The elaborate mating rituals, lavish decorative displays, complex songs, calls, dances and many other forms of animal signaling raise fascinating questions. To what degree can animals communicate within their own species and even between species? What evolutionary purpose do such communications serve? Perhaps most importantly, what can animal signaling tell us about our own non-verbal forms of communication? In The Handicap Principle, Amotz and Ashivag Zahavi offer a unifying theory that brilliantly explains many p.

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The handicap principle: a missing piece of Darwin's puzzle
1999, Oxford University Press
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The Handicap Principle: A Missing Piece of Darwin's Puzzle
August 7, 1997, Oxford University Press, USA
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The handicap principle: a missing piece of Darwin's puzzle
1997, Oxford University Press
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The handicap principle

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Ever since Darwin, animal behavior has intrigued and perplexed human observers. The elaborate mating rituals, lavish decorative displays, complex songs, calls, dances and many other forms of animal signaling raise fascinating questions. To what degree can animals communicate within their own species and even between species? What evolutionary purpose do such communications serve? Perhaps most importantly, what can animal signaling tell us about our own non-verbal forms of communication? In The Handicap Principle, Amotz and Ashivag Zahavi offer a unifying theory that brilliantly explains many p.

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Library of Congress QL751 .Z44 1997
Dewey 591.59

The handicap principle

a missing piece of Darwin's puzzle

This edition was published in by Oxford University Press in New York.


Edition Description

Ever since Darwin, animal behavior has intrigued and perplexed human observers. The elaborate mating rituals, lavish decorative displays, complex songs, calls, dances and many other forms of animal signaling raise fascinating questions. To what degree can animals communicate within their own species and even between species? What evolutionary purpose do such communications serve? Perhaps most importantly, what can animal signaling tell us about our own non-verbal forms of communication? In The Handicap Principle, Amotz and Ashivag Zahavi offer a unifying theory that brilliantly explains many p.

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Translated from Hebrew.

Originally published in 1997.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-260) and index.

Description based on print version record.

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Dewey Decimal Class
591.59
Library of Congress
QL751 .Z44 1999eb, QL751.Z44 1999

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Open Library
OL25537647M
ISBN 10
0198026021
ISBN 13
9780198026020
OCLC/WorldCat
435912169

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