Animal Innovation / Edition 1

Animal Innovation / Edition 1

by Kevin N. Laland, Kevin N. (Eds.) Laland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198526229

ISBN-13: 9780198526223

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

10/20/2014
HGTV star Richardson shows a broad range in this idea book for the armchair designer. The portfolio of style options includes a New York co-op, a millennial’s take on metrosexual, and an Arts and Crafts redux. For each major category of room in a house—entry, living room, dining room, family room, bedroom, kitchen, kids’ bedroom,

Overview

10/20/2014
HGTV star Richardson shows a broad range in this idea book for the armchair designer. The portfolio of style options includes a New York co-op, a millennial’s take on metrosexual, and an Arts and Crafts redux. For each major category of room in a house—entry, living room, dining room, family room, bedroom, kitchen, kids’ bedroom, bathroom, and office—Richardson picks a handful of varied dwellings to feature. Several pages and a dozen or so photographs are devoted to each example, and each photo is accompanied by an extended caption. The crowded but organized photographic spreads eschew any scrapbook frou-frou, getting right to the point while also being chock-full of ideas. Richardson recommends “Get Over the Glider” and adeptly places a stylish high-backed orange upholstered office rocker in a gray, black, white, and blue nursery. Room layout is another one of Richardson’s strengths. She writes: “the long, narrow proportions of a Victorian town house are often best addressed with two distinct seating groupings.” Fortunately, the selected photographs capture just the right views to prove her thesis. While the caption’s headlines can border on ingratiating (for example, “Get Leggy” and “Give It the Slip”) the concepts are all there, on beautiful full-color display. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198526223
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I - Definitions and Key Questions
1. Animal innovation: an introduction, Kevin Laland & Simon Reader
Part II - Comparative and Evolutionary Analyses of Innovation
2. Positive and negative correlates of feeding innovations in birds: evidence for limited modularity, Louis Lefebvre and Johan J. Bolhuis
3. Behavioural innovation: a neglected issue in the ecological and evolutionary literature?, Daniel Sol
4. Environmental variability and primate behavioural flexibility, Simon M. Reader and Katherine MacDonald
5. Is innovation in bird song adaptive?, Peter J.B. Slater and Robert F. Lachlan
6. Social Learning: Promoter or inhibitor of innovation?, Bennett G. Galef Jr
Part III - Patterns and Causes of Animal Innovation
7. Experimental studies of innovation in the guppy, Kevin N. Laland and Yfke Van Bergen
8. The role of neophobia and neophilia in the development of innovative behaviour of birds, Russell Greenberg
9. Characteristics and propensities of marmosets and tamarins: Implications for studies of innovation, Hilary O. Box
Part IV - Innovation, Intelligence, and Cognition
10. Conditions of innovative behaviour in primates, Hans Kummer and Jane Goodall
11. Novelty in deceit, Richard W. Byrne
12. Innovation as a behavioural response to environmental challenges: a cost and benefit approach, Phyllis C. Lee
13. Innovation and creativity in forest-living rehabilitant orangutans, Anne E. Russon
Part V - Human Innovation
14. Human innovation: two Darwinian analyses, Dean Keith Simonton
Part VI - Discussion
16. to innovate or not to innovate? That is the question, Marc D Hauser

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >