284 pages, 4 b/w photos, 50 line illus, figs, 5 tabs
Proposes a new conceptual framework for animal vocal communication. It describes animals as managers, attempting to get other animals to behave in ways beneficial to the managing animal, and as assessors, behaving in their own interest that may or not be in the interests of the manager. The authors contend that this is the interplay between management and assessment that results in the functioning and evolution of animal communication.
'Packed full of cogent example, Donald Owings and Eugene Morton's Animal Vocal Communication is erudite, wide ranging and fascinating.' New Scientist '... interesting reading ... an intellectual challenge ... a most welcome contribution for readers with a good knowledge of the literature on animal vocal communication.' Torben Dabelsteen, IBIS 'This is the shortest, most clearly written and most interesting of several major books on animal communication that were published in the past 3 years ... This is a stimulating and provocative book ... I highly recommend it to all primatologists interested in social behaviour and communication.' International Journal of Primatology
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