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P. K. McGregor's Animal Communication Networks PDF

By P. K. McGregor

such a lot animal verbal exchange has advanced and now occurs within the context of a communique community, i.e. numerous signallers and receivers inside of verbal exchange variety of one another. this concept follows certainly from the commentary that many indications shuttle additional than the common spacing among animals. this is often self obviously precise for long-range indications, yet at a excessive density a similar is right for short-range indications (e.g. begging calls of nestling birds). This ebook presents a present precis of study on communique networks and appraises destiny clients. It combines info from stories of a number of taxonomic teams (insects to humans through fiddler crabs, fish, frogs, birds and mammals) and a number of other signalling modalities (visual, acoustic and chemical signals). It additionally in particular addresses the various parts of interface among verbal exchange networks and different disciplines (from the evolution of human charitable behaviour to the psychophysics of sign conception, through social behaviour, body structure and mathematical models).

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