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Why Animals Don't Lie

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Science  23 Apr 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5670, pp. 519-520
DOI: 10.1126/science.1097384

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Animal Signals. by John Maynard Smith and David Harper. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003. 176 pp. $99.50. ISBN 0-19-852684-9. Paper, $44.50. ISBN 0-19-852685-7.

The authors argue that the reliability of animal signals is maintained in a variety of ways that depend on particular circumstances.