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Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, Volume 16: Acoustic Communication
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In order to communicate, animals send and receive signals that are subject to their particular anatomical, psychological, and environmental constraints. This SHAR volume discusses both the production and perception of acoustic signals. Chapters address the information that animals communicate, how the communication is developed and learned, and how communication systems ha ...more
Hardcover, 404 pages
Published October 4th 2002 by Springer
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Finally I read a science book that actually is relevant to what I do now, and even relatively up-to-date. Each chapter takes a rather different perspective on acoustic communication (all in vertebrates), from the biophysics of sound production and transduction to the influence of hormones on vocal communication, and each has useful insights. Having all the different perspectives, and taking a neuroethological approach (the last chapter, by Gentner & Margoliash has a very good explanation of ...more