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Author Zehavi, Amots.

Title The handicap principle : a missing piece of Darwin's puzzle / Amotz and Avishag Zahavi ; with Naama Zahavi-Ely and Melvin Patrick Ely ; illustrations by Amir Balaban.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.


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 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  591.59 ZAHAVI    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Translated from Hebrew.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index.
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.
Language Translated from Hebrew.
Subject Animal behavior.
Animal communication.
Added Author Zahavi, Avishag.
ISBN 0195100352 cloth alkaline paper
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