Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals PDF (Adobe DRM) download by F. Stephen Dobson

Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals

Academic Press
Publication date: September 2017
ISBN: 9780128111796
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$79.95
Our price:
$73.99

You save: $5.96 (7%)

Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals is a comprehensive and condensed review of several hundred publications on the evolution of penguin behaviors, particularly signaling, linking genetics and ecology via such behavioral adaptations as nuptial displays. This exciting work has developed from the authors' many years researching on the behavioral strategies of penguins, such as the unique vocal signatures for individual recognition. Studies of penguins on islands surrounding Antarctica are presented, fully showcasing the behavioral significance of visual ornaments (mating displays) and how and why penguins behave via adaptive evolutionary explanations.

Through this evolutionary lens, the authors address several questions involving their identification and taxonomy, habitat and location, breeding, and differences between penguins and other seabirds. Each species occupies a unique ecological niche, and behaviors permit separating the species through mutual display.

Although model organisms in science are diverse and specialized, we see the entire integration in penguins, from acoustical and optical physics, to behavioral display and speciation. This work highlights the adaptive significance of their behavior through an evolutionary point- of-view.

  • Provides a focused view on visual and vocal communication behavior, also presenting the family of penguins as a model for acoustical studies
  • Considers the role of ecological and social environments on the evolution of communication in penguins
  • Spans the gap between the scientific community and an interested lay audience, featuring a readable style for students, professional researchers in biology, ornithologists, ethologists and penguin enthusiasts alike
  • Ideal resource for graduate seminar courses on evolution of behavior, marine ecology, polar biology and ornithology
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
10941 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals PDF (Adobe DRM) download by F. Stephen Dobson
Academic Press, September 2017
ISBN: 9780128111796
EAN:  9780128111796
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $79.95 eBook price: $73.99
Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals ePub (Adobe DRM) download by F. Stephen Dobson
Academic Press, September 2017
ISBN: 9780128111796
EAN:  2370007938254
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $79.95 eBook price: $73.99