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"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
This book summarizes the state of our knowledge about communication in cephalopods, including squids, cuttlefishes, octopuses, and related forms, and assesses the comparative and theoretical implications of what we know.
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Table of Contents
Chapter I Introduction: Objectives, Background, and Scope
Phylogenies, Systematics, and DistributionsHabits and StrategiesThe Known Players Characteristics and References
Chapter II The Data
Some DefinitionsSenses and MeansRitualized and Unritualized BehaviorThe General Nature of the InformationFiguresIllustrations Comments on the Drawings and Photographs Comments on Tables 2-4
Chapter III Social and Ecological Correlations and Noncorrelations
The Meagerness of the ObviousStability and Change
Chpater IV Confidence Limits
Chapter V Rules and Syntax
RepertoriesThe Multiplication of Ritualized PatternsDesign FeaturesMotivation-Structural RulesPossible GrammarManipulation and Choice
Chapter VI Partial Recapitulation
Chapter VII What Is to Be Done?