Biocommunication of Animals

Editors: Witzany, Guenther (Ed.)

  • First systematic investigation on animal communication
  • A broad variety of examples of rather different species
  • Trans-disciplinary concept
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About this book

Every coordination within or between animals depends on communication processes. Although the signaling molecules, vocal and tactile signs, gestures and its combinations differ throughout all species according their evolutionary origins and variety of adaptation processes, certain levels of biocommunication can be found in all animal species: 

(a) Abiotic environmental indices such as temperature, light, water, etc. that affect the local ecosphere of an organism and are sensed, interpreted.

(b) Trans-specific communication with non-related organisms.

(c) Species-specific communication between same or related species.

(d) Intraorganismic communication, i.e., sign-mediated coordination within the body of the organism.

This book gives an overview of the manifold levels of animal communication exemplified by a variety of species and thereby broadens the understanding of these organisms.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Why Biocommunication of Animals?

    Witzany, Guenther

    Pages 1-6

  • Signs of Communication in Chimpanzees

    Jensvold, Mary Lee A. (et al.)

    Pages 7-19

  • African and Asian Elephant Vocal Communication: A Cross-Species Comparison

    Stoeger, Angela S. (et al.)

    Pages 21-39

  • The Information Content of Wolf (and Dog) Social Communication

    Faragó, Tamás (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

  • Social Origin of Vocal Communication in Rodents

    Brudzynski, Stefan M.

    Pages 63-79

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
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Softcover $189.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0667-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biocommunication of Animals
Editors
  • Guenther Witzany
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Scientific International, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7414-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7414-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7413-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0667-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 420
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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