The Handicap Principle

The Handicap Principle

A Missing Piece of Darwin's Puzzle

eBook - 1999
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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.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780198026020
0198026021
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 286 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Zahavi, Avishag

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