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Communication and Noncommunication by Cephalopods


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AcknowledgmentsChapter I Introduction: Objectives, Background, and ScopePhylogenies, Systematics, and Distributions
Habits and Strategies
The Known Players
Characteristics and ReferencesChapter II The DataSome Definitions
Senses and Means
Ritualized and Unritualized Behavior
The General Nature of the Information
Comments on the Drawings and Photographs
Comments on Tables 2-4Chapter III Social and Ecological Correlations and NoncorrelationsThe Meagerness of the Obvious
Stability and ChangeChpater IV Confidence LimitsChapter V Rules and SyntaxRepertories
The Multiplication of Ritualized Patterns
Design Features
Motivation-Structural Rules
Possible Grammar
Manipulation and Choice
Chapter VI Partial RecapitulationChapter VII What Is to Be Done?Bibliography

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Summarizes the state of our knowledge about communication in cephalopods, including squids, cuttlefishes, octopuses, and related forms


"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

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