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Animal Behavior : Evolutionary Approach

Animal Behavior : Evolutionary Approach - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0878930050

Cover of Animal Behavior : Evolutionary Approach 8TH 05 (ISBN 978-0878930050)
ISBN13: 978-0878930050
ISBN10: 0878930051
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 05
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No

List price: $94.95

Animal Behavior : Evolutionary Approach - 8TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0878930050

John Alcock

ISBN13: 978-0878930050
ISBN10: 0878930051
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 05
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This new edition of Animal Behavior maintains the organizational structure of previous editions, but has been completely rewritten with coverage of much recent work in animal behaviour, resulting in a thoroughly up-to-date text. Notable is the inclusion, for the first time, of discussion questions embedded in the text itself, rather than appended to the end of each chapter. This format is designed to encourage students to reflect on the material they have just digested while also making it easier for instructors to promote a problem-solving approach to the subject. Like previous editions, the book shows how evolutionary biologists analyze all aspects of behaviour. It is distinguished by its balanced treatment of both the underlying mechanisms and evolutionary causes of behaviour, and stresses the utility of evolutionary theory in unifying the different behavioural disciplines.

Table of Contents

Understanding the Proximate and Ultimate Causes of Bird Song
The Development of Behavior
The Control of Behavior: Neural Mechanisms
The Organization of Behavior: Neurons and Hormones
Behavioral Adaptations against Predators
The Evolution of Feeding Behavior
The Evolution of Selecting Where to Live
The Evolution of Communication
The Evolution of Reproductive Behavior
The Evolution of Mating Systems
The Evolution of Parental Care
The Evolution of Social Behavior
The Evolution of Human Behavior
Glossary
Bibliography