Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach / Edition 5

Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach / Edition 5

by John Alcock
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Sinauer Associates, Incorporated

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Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach / Edition 5

Following the theory of natural selection and how scientific logic promotes effective thinking, this textbook examines the evolution of feeding behavior, communication, mating systems, parental care, and social behavior in both invertebrates and vertebrates. The eighth edition combines the two chapters on the genetic and environmental influences on development. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780878930173
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/1993
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 640

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Animal Behavior

2. Behavioral Ecology and the Evolution of Altruism

3. The Evolution of Social Behavior

4. The Evolution of Communication

5. Avoiding Predators and Finding Food

6. The Evolution of Habitat Selection, Territoriality, and Migration

7. The Evolution of Reproductive Behavior

8. The Evolution of Mating Systems

9. The Evolution of Parental Care

10. Proximate and Ultimate Causes of Behavior

11. The Development of Behavior

12. Evolution, Nervous Systems, and Behavior

13. How Neurons and Hormones Organize Behavior

14. The Evolution of Human Behavior

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