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Exploring Animal Behavior

Exploring Animal Behavior - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0878938162

Cover of Exploring Animal Behavior 4TH 05 (ISBN 978-0878938162)
ISBN13: 978-0878938162
ISBN10: 0878938168
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No

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Exploring Animal Behavior - 4TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0878938162

Paul W. Sherman and John Alcock

ISBN13: 978-0878938162
ISBN10: 0878938168
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This anthology contains 34 articles published since 1977 in American Scientist, the journal of the scientific society Sigma Xi. Articles illustrate how behaviorists think about and conduct their research, and provide greater insight into the behavior of selected vertebrate and invertebrate species than most textbook accounts.

While sequenced particularly to complement John Alcock's Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach, this readily comprehensible and richly illustrated reader will enhance courses based on other textbooks as well. Indeed, the book can stand alone as a sampler of the excitement and diversity of research approaches and organisms that constitute the modern study of animal behavior.

Table of Contents

I. Doing Science

1. Scientists, Scholars, Knaves, and Fools, Edward O. Wilson, 1998
2. Integrity in Science, Lewis M. Branscomb, 1985
3. Conduct, Misconduct, and the Structure of Science, James Woodward and David Goodstein, 1996
4. The Science of Scientific Writing, George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swan, 1990
5. Infanticide as a Primate Reproductive Strategy, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, 1977
6. Primate Social Behavior in a Changing World, Richard Curtin and Phyllis Dolhinow, 1978

II. The Mechanisms of Behavior

7. Why Male Ground Squirrels Disperse, Kay E. Holekamp and Paul W. Sherman, 1989
8. From Society to Genes with the Honey Bee, Gene E. Robinson, 1998
9. Animal Thinking, Donald R. Griffin, 1984
10. What Do Animals Think About Numbers? Marc D. Hauser, 2000
11. The Nature of Emotions, Robert Plutchik, 2001
12. Mozart's Starling, Meredith J. West and Andrew P. King, 1990
13. Testosterone and Aggression in Birds, John C. Wingfield, Gregory F. Ball, Alfred M. Dufty, Robert E. Hegner, Marilyn Ramenofsky, 1987
14. Prenatal Hormone Exposure and Sexual Variation, John G. Vandenbergh, 2003
15. Physiology of Helping in Florida Scrub-Jays, Stephan J. Schoech, 1998
16. Shaping Brain Sexuality, Andrew H. Bass, 1996
17. Aerial Defense Tactics of Flying Insects, Mike May, 1991

III. The Evolutionary History of Behavior

18. The Evolution of Communal Nest-Weaving in Ants, Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson, 1983
19. Untangling the Evolution of the Web, William A. Shear, 1994
20. Why Do Bowerbirds Build Bowers? Gerald Borgia, 1995
21. Early Canid Domestication: The Farm-Fox Experiment, Lyudmila N. Trut, 1999
22. Protecting Ourselves from Food, Paul W. Sherman and Samuel M. Flaxman, 2001

IV. The Adaptive Value of Reproductive Behavior

23. The Evolution of Sexual Differences in Insects, Randy Thornhill and Darryl T. Gwynne, 1986
24. Animal Genitalia and Female Choice, William G. Eberhard, 1990
25. Prairie-Vole Partnerships, Lowell L. Getz and C. Sue Carter, 1996
26. Mating Behavior and Hermaphroditism in Coral Reef Fishes, Robert R. Warner, 1984
27. Avian Siblicide, Douglas W. Mock, Hugh Drummond, and Christopher H. Stinson, 1990
28. The Strategies of Human Mating, David M. Buss, 1994
29. The Evolution of Jealousy, Christine R. Harris, 2004

V. The Adaptive Value of Social Behavior

30. Why Ravens Share, Bernd Heinrich and John Marzluff, 1995
31. Making Decisions in the Family: An Evolutionary Perspective, Stephen T. Emlen, Peter H. Wrege, and Natalie J. Demong, 1995
32. Naked Mole-Rats, Rodney L. Honeycutt, 1992
33. The Honey Bee Colony as a Superorganism, Thomas D. Seeley, 1989
34. The Adaptive Value of Religious Ritual, Richard Sosis, 2004