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Overview

A fully revised and updated introduction to the subject of animal behavior is provided in this latest edition of an acclaimed text, distinguished by its broad biological approach, linking physiology, ethology, and comparative psychology.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This introduction to ‘the liveliest aspect of all that lives’ (as Konrad Lorenz famously called behavior) covers all the angles one would expect from a biologically oriented approach. It will be of tremendous value to any student seeking to explore what questions this field of research addresses and the many useful insights and concepts it has developed."
Frans de Waal, Emory University

"Combining the best of classical ethology with modern developments in behavioural biology, the sixth edition of a famous textbook is enormously welcome. I strongly recommend this beautifully written and illustrated book to students of all ages."
Patrick Bateson, University of Cambridge

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521427920
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Aubrey Manning, OBE FRSE was Professor of Natural History at the University of Edinburgh. His main research and teaching interests were based around animal behaviour, development and evolution. He completed his DPhil under Niko Tinbergen and is now Emeritus Professor. He received the Zoological Society of London Silver Medal in 2003 for public understanding of science.

Marian Stamp Dawkins is Professor of Animal Behaviour at the University of Oxford where she heads the Animal Behaviour Research Group. Her research interests lie around animal perceptual worlds, with particular emphasis on animal suffering. She has authored, co-authored and edited eight books dealing with subjects ranging from basic behaviour to animal suffering and consciousness.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 The development of behaviour 35
3 Stimuli and communication 120
4 Motivation and decision-making 193
5 Learning and memory 256
6 Evolution 318
7 Social organization 371
References 419
Index 439
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