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Communication and Noncommunication by Cephalopods

Series: Animal Communication Series

By: Martin Moynihan

141 pages, 25 illus, 5 tabs

Indiana University Press

Hardback | Dec 1985 | #68110 | ISBN: 0253313821
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About this book

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 know.

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 Pennsylvania


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 Index

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