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Signalers and Receivers

  • Livre Relié
  • 432 Nombre de pages
Because of their minute body size most arthropods have problems sending and receiving acoustic and optical information. This book ... Lire la suite
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Description

Because of their minute body size most arthropods have problems sending and receiving acoustic and optical information. This book presents the story of how this group of animals use chemical signalling - pheromones, sound, vibration, and light - for sexual and social communication.

The drive to organize a broad range of knowledge into a unified, comprehensible scheme is combined with an equal fascination with the details of how each particular system works and the problems that needed to be solved to make it work. This makes for rewarding reading from start to finish.

Texte du rabat

In most terrestrial and aquatic habitats, the vast majority of animals transmitting and receiving communicative signals are arthropods. This book presents the story of how this important group of animals use pheromones, sound, vibration, and light for sexual and social communication. Because of their small to minute body size most arthropods have problems sending and receiving acoustic and optical information, each of which have their own severe constraints. Because of these restraints they have developed chemical signaling which is not similarly limited by scale. Presenting the latest theoretical and experimental findings from studies of signaling, it suggests that close parallels between arthropods and vertebrates reflect a very limited number of solutions to problems in behavior that are available within the confines of physical laws.



Contenu

1. Communication in a Lilliputian World; 2. Signal Theory and the Language of Communication; 3. Chemical Signaling and the Olfactory Channel; 4. Sound and Vibration and the Mechanical Channel; 5. Bioluminescence and Reflected Light and the Visual Channel; 6. Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Signals; 7. Signal Evolution: Modification and Diversification

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Signalers and Receivers
Sous-titre: Mechanisms and Evolution of Arthropod Communication
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780195134520
ISBN: 978-0-19-513452-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Biologie
nombre de pages: 432
Poids: 745g
Taille: H242mm x B160mm x T26mm
Année: 2002