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This book is an ambitious and successful attempt to integrate mechanistic and functional aspects of communication by the authors ... essential reading. (Tim Caro, The Quarterly Review of Biology)
About the Author
Martin Stevens is a BBSRC David Phillips Fellow, based in the Centre for Ecology & Conservation, University of Exeter. His research focuses on sensory ecology and behaviour, especially animal coloration and vision, across a wide range of organisms. His work has covered animal colour and spatial vision, anti-predator markings, brood parasitism and cuckoos, and sexual signals and vision in primates. He did his PhD at the University of Bristol on animal camouflage and bird vision, and has published over 40 scientific manuscripts.
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The good: I appreciated both the breadth and brevity of the book, which allowed me to easily cover the material during the semester. The book contains many excellent photos, which help illustrate the points. The bibliography is a great reference tool for jumping into the literature.
The bad: The editors were clearly asleep at the wheel. The book is full of typos and grammatical errors, which in the best cases makes it slightly annoying to read and in the worst cases leads to incorrect interpretations of the data. There are a number of figures that are mislabelled or contain incorrect legends. For instance, in a chapter 6 figure that should be comparing two species of spiders, both sets of data are labelled with the same species name. Additionally, the author seems to be of the opinion that it is best to use 5 words, when one will suffice. This often makes it difficult to understand the point he is trying to make.
Overall: For a graduate student or academic that is already familiar with the field, it is probably a worthwhile purchase. However, I would be hesitant to give it an endorsement for a class, particularly at the undergraduate level, where the audience is likely to take the book at face value. This may lead to some confusion and misinformation that will require addressing in the class setting.
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