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Author Maynard Smith, John, 1920-2004.

Title Animal signals / John Maynard-Smith, David Harper.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  591.59 MAYN    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 166 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-159) and index.
Contents 1.2 Signals and cues 3 -- 1.3 Problem of reliability 6 -- 1.4 Forms of signals 9 -- 1.5 Action-response games, and some alternatives 11 -- 1.6 Sexual selection 12 -- 1.7 Definitions and terminology 15 -- 2 Theory of costly signalling 16 -- 2.2 A brief history of the handicap principle 17 -- 2.3 Philip Sidney game 20 -- 2.4 'Pooling equilibria'--a more radical proposal 27 -- 2.5 Non-signalling equilibria 29 -- 2.6 Must honest signals always be costly? 29 -- 3 Strategic signals and minimal-cost signals 32 -- 3.2 Strategic signals 33 -- 3.3 Minimal-cost signals 37 -- 4 Indices of quality 45 -- 4.2 Are mammalian sounds reliable indices of size? 45 -- 4.3 Evolution of indices 47 -- 4.4 Indices in different contexts 48 -- 4.5 Indices and handicaps 60 -- 4.6 Some problem cases 61 -- 5 Evolution of signal form 68 -- 5.1 Ritualization 68 -- 5.2 Efficacy 73 -- 5.3 Arms races, manipulation and sensory bias 74 -- 5.4 Sensory manipulation 81 -- 5.5 Mimicry and cheating 86 -- 6 Signals during contests 90 -- 6.2 Badges of status 92 -- 6.3 Can signals of need settle contests? 96 -- 6.4 Punishment 99 -- 6.5 Protracted contests and varied signals 100 -- 7 Signals in primates and other social animals 112 -- 7.2 Vervet Monkeys: a case study 113 -- 7.3 How does the ability to signal develop? 116 -- 7.4 Questions about what is going on in an animal's head 118 -- 7.5 Social reputation and the honesty of signals 121 -- 7.6 Emotional commitment 124 -- 7.7 Human language 130.
Other author Harper, David, Dr.
Subject Animal communication.
ISBN 0198526857 (paperback: alk. paper)
0198526849 (hbk. : alk. paper)