Communication and Noncommunication by Cephalopods

Communication and Noncommunication by Cephalopods

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This book summarizes the state of our knowledge about communication in cephalopods, including squids, cuttlefishes, octopuses, and related forms, and assesses the comparative and theoretical implications of what we more

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  • Hardback | 154 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0253313821
  • 9780253313829
  • 2,018,099

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Chapter I Introduction: Objectives, Background, and Scope Phylogenies, Systematics, and Distributions Habits and Strategies The Known Players Characteristics and References Chapter II The Data Some Definitions Senses and Means Ritualized and Unritualized Behavior The General Nature of the Information Figures Illustrations Comments on the Drawings and Photographs Comments on Tables 2-4 Chapter III Social and Ecological Correlations and Noncorrelations The Meagerness of the Obvious Stability and Change Chpater IV Confidence Limits Chapter V Rules and Syntax Repertories The Multiplication of Ritualized Patterns Design Features Motivation-Structural Rules Possible Grammar Manipulation and Choice Chapter VI Partial Recapitulation Chapter VII What Is to Be Done? Bibliography Indexshow more

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"Moynihan's book is not merely an attractive and readable descriptive synthesis, but an acute commentary on the development of current theory, opening new areas and refreshingly examining cherished models." W. John Smith, University of Pennsylvaniashow more

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