Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution / Edition 5

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070121997
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/17/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,262,324
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Drickamer received a PhD in zoology from Michigan State University and is currently teaching at Northern Arizona University. His research interests include population biology, behavioral ecology of rodents, reproductive traits in field mice, comparative mating behavior of stink bugs, and dominance in domestic swine. Lee has been very active in the Animal Behavior Society and the American Society of Zoologists. He also is a member of the American Society of Mammalogists, American Society of Primatologists, British Ecological Society, Ecological Society of America, Illinois Academy of Science, International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Society of American Naturalists, and Wilson Ornithological Society. Lee is lead author of Drickamer et al: Animal Behavior, 4e, also published by WCB/McGraw-Hill.

Stephen H. Vessey is Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University. His research interests include the behavioral ecology of mammals, especially primates and rodents. He has been studying a population of white-footed mice in northwestern Ohio for more than 25 years. He is a formed associate editor of the Journal of Mammalogy and is a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society. He has taught mammalogy and animal behavior at Bowling Green for 28 years, and is co-author of Animal Behavior, 4/e with Lee Drickamer.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2002

    Pretty cover

    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.

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