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On Aggression / Edition 2

On Aggression / Edition 2

by Konrad Lorenz, Sir Julian HuxleyKonrad Lorenz
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This work has had significant impact on the social and biological sciences and is now a classic point of reference for investigations of behavioral patterns. Lorenz presents his findings on the mechanism of aggression and how animals control destructive drives in the interest of the species. Translated by Marjorie Kerr Wilson. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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ISBN-13: 9780415283205
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/09/2002
Series: Routledge Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989), Austrian zoologist, played a leading part in the foundation of ethology, the study of animal behavior. Most of his work was done at the Max Planck Institute of Behavioral Psychology, in Seewiesen, Bavaria. Lorenz studied greylag geese and jackdaws in particular, and rediscovered the principle of imprinting (originally described by Douglas Spalding in the nineteenth century). In 1973, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, sharing it with two other important ethologists, Niko Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch. His books for lay readers include "King Solomon's Ring", "Man Meets Dog", "Behind the Mirror", "Civilized Man's Eight Deadly Sins", and "The Year of the Greylag Goose".

Table of Contents

1.Prologue in the Sea
2.Coral Fish in the Laboratory
3.What Aggression is Good For
4.The Spontaneity of Aggression
5.Habit, Ritual, and Magic
6.The Great Parliament of Instincts
7.Behavioral Analogies to Morality
8.Anonymity of the Flock
9.Social Organization without Love
11.The Bond
12.On the Virtue of Humility
13.Ecce Homo!
14.Avowal of Optimism

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FPdC on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The english translation of the german original Das Sogenannte Böse, Zur Naturgeschichte der Aggression, this book is a masterpiece. A brilliant essay on animal behaviour by an outstanding scientist, with deep insights into human nature and society. Outstanding!