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The Handicap Principle: A Missing Piece of Darwin's Puzzle

By: Amotz Zahavi and Avishag Zahavi

286 pages, Illus

Oxford University Press USA

Paperback | Oct 1999 | #100979 | ISBN: 0195129148
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Hardback | Dec 1997 | #68958 | ISBN: 0195100352
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The handicap principle, first proposed by Zahavi in the early 1980s, has in the last few years become widely accepted as a central unifying theory explaining many previously baffling aspects of animal signalling and communication. This book explores the wide-ranging implications of the principle, for predator-prey relations, coalitions and alliances, and the persistance of altruism.


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