Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution / Edition 5

Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution / Edition 5

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by Lee Drickamer, Stephen Vessey, Elizabeth Jakob, Stephen H. Vessey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0070121990

ISBN-13: 9780070121997

Pub. Date: 07/17/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Designed for a one-semester introductory course in Animal Behavior. Animal behavior is a broad discipline with investigators and contributions from diverse perspectives, including anthropology, comparative psychology, ecology, ethology, physiology, and zoology. The authors goal in this textbook is to use evolutionary principles as a unifying theme to provide

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Designed for a one-semester introductory course in Animal Behavior. Animal behavior is a broad discipline with investigators and contributions from diverse perspectives, including anthropology, comparative psychology, ecology, ethology, physiology, and zoology. The authors goal in this textbook is to use evolutionary principles as a unifying theme to provide students exposure to a number of approaches to the field of animal behavior. They also demonstrate that the varied perspectives used to study behavior are complementary and often integrated; they are not mutually exclusive. The subtitle, “Mechanisms, Ecology, and Evolution,” reflects the broad themes that dominate the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070121997
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
07/17/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part One The Study of Animal Behavior

1 Introduction to Animal Behavior

2 History of the Study of Animal Behavior

3 Approaches and Methods
Part Two Behavior Genetics and Evolution

4 Genes and Evolution

5 Behavioral Genetics

6 Evolution of Behavior Patterns
Part Three Mechanisms of Behavior

7 The Nervous System

8 Hormones and Behavior, and Immunology and Behavior

9 Biological Rhythms

10 Development of Behavior

11 Learning

12 Communication
Part Four Finding Food and Shelter

13 Migration, Orientation, and Navigation

14 Habitat Selection

15 Foraging Behavior
Part Five Social Organization and Mating Systems

16 Conflict

17 Sexual Reproduction and Parental Care

18 Mating Systems and Parental Care

19 Social Systems

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Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The cover is nice...then you look inside. There are no color photographs, everything inside is black and white. Also, the text poses several questions and then does not attempt to explain the answers. Good for an expensive, though provoking book, but not so good for instructional purposes.