Behaviour and Evolution / Edition 1

Behaviour and Evolution / Edition 1

by Marion Hall
     
 

This book, part of a series from The Open University in the United Kingdom, is about animal behaviour. The behaviour of animals, including humans, is very diverse and often very complex. Studying behaviour draws on the work of scientists from several disciplines, including ethologists, psychologists, physiologists and biochemists. The question that most of them are

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This book, part of a series from The Open University in the United Kingdom, is about animal behaviour. The behaviour of animals, including humans, is very diverse and often very complex. Studying behaviour draws on the work of scientists from several disciplines, including ethologists, psychologists, physiologists and biochemists. The question that most of them are interested in answering is: why does an animal behave in the way it does? The possible answers, development, survival value, evolutionary history or cause-and-effect are the themes that run through this introduction to behaviour and evolution, the four explantations of behaviour.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540647522
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/10/1998
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.66(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Actions and Reactions.- Genes and Behaviour.- Behaviour and Adaptation.- Development of Behaviour.- Learning.- Motivation.- Cognition.- Reproductive Behaviour.- Living in Groups.

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