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Science  10 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5801, pp. 927-928
DOI: 10.1126/science.1135747

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The Evolution of Animal Communication. Reliability and Deception in Signaling Systems. By William A. Searcy and Stephen Nowicki. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. 2005. 286 pp. $85, £55, ISBN 0-691-070946. Paper, $39.50, £26.95. ISBN 0-691-07095-4. Monographs in Behavior and Ecology

Through considerations of such phenomena as nestling begging, alarm notes, mating calls, carotenoid coloration, and threat displays, the authors examine the dependability of animal communication systems.