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This third edition of a popular text examines the influence of natural selection on behavior--an animal's struggle to survive by exploiting resources, avoiding predators, and maximizing reproductive success. Many new examples and topics are offered including the theory and application of DNA identification. Written in a lucid style, this edition includes margin notes in a second color, indexes, references, and photos. Illustrated.
Natural Selection, Ecology And Behaviour.
Testing Hypotheses In Behavioural Ecology.
Economic Decisions And The Individual.
Predator Versus Prey: Evolutionary Arms Races.
Competing For Resources.
Living In Groups.
Fighting And Assessment.
Sexual Conflict And Sexual Selection.
Parental Care And Mating Systems.
Alternative Breeding Strategies.
On Selfishness And Altruism.
Co-Operation And Helping In Birds, Mammals, And Fish.
Co-Operation And Altruism In The Social Insects.
The Design Of Signals: Ecology And Evolution.