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Animal Behavior : Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution

Animal Behavior : Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0697136428

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ISBN10: 0697136426
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Publisher: W.C.Brown Pub.Co.
Published: 1996
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Animal Behavior : Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution - 4TH 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0697136428

Lee C. Drickamer, Stephen H. Vessey and Douglas Miekle

ISBN13: 978-0697136428
ISBN10: 0697136426
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 96
Publisher: W.C.Brown Pub.Co.

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

The experienced author team of Drickamer, Vessey, and Meikle has created a unique balance in the new edition of Animal Behavior by clearly describing the necessary elements of mechanisms, ecology, and evolution that your students need to know. This one-semester text is designed for your upper- level course and features chapter coverage that has been completely reorganized to promote a more logical framework for study.
Douglas Miekle has joined Animal Behavior's experienced author team. His extensive knowledge in behavioral ecology has contributed significantly to this new edition.
Animal Behavior's organization focuses on five key areas of study: introduction to animal behavior, behavior genetics and evolution, mechanisms of behavior, finding food and shelter, and social organization and mating systems.
Greater detail has been added where necessary to clarify key topics, such as genes and evolution, applied animal behavior, and neuronal and sensory mechanisms.

Table of Contents

Part 1·The Study of Animal Behavior

1 Introduction

2 History of the Study of Animal Behavior

3 Approaches and Methods

Part 2·Behavior Genetics and Evolution

4 Genes and Evolution

5 Evolution of Behavior Patterns

6 Behavior Genetics

Part 3·Mechanisms of Behavior

7 The Nervous System and Behavior

8 Hormones and Behavior

9 Biological Timekeeping

10 Development of Behavior

11 Learning Behavior

12 Communication

Part 4·Finding Food and Shelter

13 Migration, Orientation, and Navigation

14 Habitat Selection

15 Feeding Behavior

Part 5·Social Organization and Mating Systems

16 Aggression

17 Sexual Reproduction and Parental Care

18 Parental Investment and Mating Systems

19 Evolution of Social Systems

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