Tool Use in Animals: Cognition and Ecology

Tool Use in Animals: Cognition and Ecology

by Crickette M. Sanz
     
 

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Presentation of groundbreaking research on an extensive range of tool using animals, looking particularly at the evolution of cognitive abilities.See more details below

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Presentation of groundbreaking research on an extensive range of tool using animals, looking particularly at the evolution of cognitive abilities.

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"Tool Use in Animals: Cognition and Ecology may well be the new benchmark text for animal cognition. This book is clear, well-written, suitably broad in its approach, and delivers information that covers a review of the field in addition to new data. Its appeal will encompass readers from various connected academic disciplines, and [it] is an appropriate text for professionals and for students. This is an important and timely offering, and a happy addition to my library."
Kerrie Lewis Graham, American Journal of Physical Anthropology

"During the half century since Jane Goodall first observed a chimpanzee fashioning and using a tool, there has been great interest and attention to defining, describing, and interpreting tool use among many animal phyla. Whereas some books have catalogued tool use, this volume investigates four behavioral domains - phylogenetic, functional, ontogenetic, and mechanistic … Readers will gain perspective on the interaction of evolutionary and environmental factors shaping tool use behaviour, yet wonder why more animals do not use tools or make better use of them … Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers."
J. Burger, Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107011199
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2013
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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