Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach / Edition 2

Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach / Edition 2

by John Alcock
     
 

Following the theory of natural selection and how scientific logic promotes effective thinking, this textbook examines the evolution of feeding behavior, communication, mating systems, parental care, and social behavior in both invertebrates and vertebrates. The eighth edition combines the two chapters on the genetic and environmental influences on development.… See more details below

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Following the theory of natural selection and how scientific logic promotes effective thinking, this textbook examines the evolution of feeding behavior, communication, mating systems, parental care, and social behavior in both invertebrates and vertebrates. The eighth edition combines the two chapters on the genetic and environmental influences on development. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780878930241
Publisher:
Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1979

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Table of Contents

1An evolutionary approach to animal behavior3
2Understanding the proximate and ultimate causes of bird song27
3The development of behavior55
4The control of behavior : neural mechanisms99
5The organization of behavior : neurons and hormones143
6Behavioral adaptations for survival175
7The evolution of feeding behavior209
8Choosing where to live241
9The evolution of communication275
10The evolution of reproductive behavior317
11The evolution of mating systems369
12The evolution of parental care405
13The evolution of social behavior437
14The evolution of human behavior479

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