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The behavior of animals

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This wide-ranging textbook provides a broad overview of the current state of animal behavior studies. An ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in biology, experimental psychology and neuroscience. Comprises a series of contributions from international experts. Represents a diverse set of approaches to animal behavior. Ranges across the subject all levels, from molecules and neurons to individuals and populations. Draws on the work of the pioneering Dutch ethologist, Niko Tinbergen. Addresses all four of Tinbergen s key questions: causation, development, function, and evolution. Deals with contemporary subjects, such as animal welfare, conservation, neurobiology, and animal cognition. This wide-ranging textbook provides a broad overview of the current state of animal behavior studies and is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in biology, experimental psychology and neuroscience. Comprising a series of contributions from international experts, it represents diverse approaches to animal behavior and ranges across the subject at all levels, from molecules and neurons through to individuals and populations. Drawing on the principles formulated by Nobel laureate Niko Tinbergen, the book endorses the view that animal behavior can only be understood through research on four related questions: causation, development, function, and evolution. For this reason, the chapters are organized into sections. The first is devoted to mechanisms, and covers both cause and development. The next section is on function, and covers both survival value and evolution. Finally, there is a section on animal behavior and human society, which deals with animal welfare and conservation.

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ISBN-10:
0631231250
ISBN-13:
9780631231257
Number of pages:
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Publisher:
Blackwell

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This wide-ranging textbook provides a broad overview of the current state of animal behavior studies. An ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in biology, experimental psychology and neuroscience. Comprises a series of contributions from international experts. Represents a diverse set of approaches to animal behavior. Ranges across the subject all levels, from molecules and neurons to individuals and populations. Draws on the work of the pioneering Dutch ethologist, Niko Tinbergen. Addresses all four of Tinbergen s key questions: causation, development, function, and evolution. Deals with contemporary subjects, such as animal welfare, conservation, neurobiology, and animal cognition. This wide-ranging textbook provides a broad overview of the current state of animal behavior studies and is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in biology, experimental psychology and neuroscience. Comprising a series of contributions from international experts, it represents diverse approaches to animal behavior and ranges across the subject at all levels, from molecules and neurons through to individuals and populations. Drawing on the principles formulated by Nobel laureate Niko Tinbergen, the book endorses the view that animal behavior can only be understood through research on four related questions: causation, development, function, and evolution. For this reason, the chapters are organized into sections. The first is devoted to mechanisms, and covers both cause and development. The next section is on function, and covers both survival value and evolution. Finally, there is a section on animal behavior and human society, which deals with animal welfare and conservation.

Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0631231250
ISBN-13:
9780631231257
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Blackwell

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