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Cephalopod Behaviour

Cephalopod Behaviour

2nd Edition

$64.99 (P)

  • Publication planned for: March 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2018
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521723701

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  • With their large brains, elaborate sense organs and complex behaviour, cephalopods are among the world's most highly evolved invertebrates. This second edition summarises the wealth of exciting new research data stemming from over five hundred papers published since the first volume appeared. It adopts a comparative approach to causation, function, development and evolution as it explores cephalopod behaviour in natural habitats and the laboratory. Extensive colour and black-and-white photography illustrates various aspects of cephalopod behaviour to complement the scientific analysis. Covering the major octopus, squid and cuttlefish species, as well as the shelled Nautilus, this is an essential resource for undergraduate and advanced students of animal behaviour, as well as researchers new to cephalopods, in fields such as neuroscience and conservation biology. By highlighting the gaps in current knowledge, the text looks to inform and to stimulate further study of these enigmatic and beautiful animals.

    • Presents a fully updated overview of cephalopod behaviour in the sea and in the laboratory and covers all the major groups, including octopuses, squids and cuttlefish, as well as the relic Nautilus
    • Incorporates the very latest developments in cephalopod research including analysis of more than five hundred new papers published since the first edition
    • Richly illustrated in full colour to highlight the wide-ranging aspects of cephalopod behaviour, including camouflage and communication
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: March 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521723701
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
    • contains: 136 b/w illus. 35 colour illus. 13 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2018
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Senses, effectors and the brain
    3. Body patterning and colour change
    4. Feeding and foraging
    5. Defence
    6. Reproductive behaviour
    7. Communication
    8. The development of behaviour, learning and cognition
    9. Ecological aspects of behaviour
    10. Nautilus
    11. Synthesis: brains, behaviour and the future.

  • Authors

    Roger T. Hanlon, Marine Biological Laboratory, Massachusetts
    Roger T. Hanlon is a Senior Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, Rhode Island. An expert scuba diver, he studies the behaviour of cephalopods across the globe and has showcased his research in over forty television programmes, including for the BBC, NOVA, Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

    John B. Messenger, University of Cambridge
    John B. Messenger is a Zoologist interested in sensory physiology and the neural bases of animal behaviour. He has taught at the University of Cambridge, Università degli Studi di Napoli and the University of Sheffield, and has studied living cephalopods in several marine stations, including Banyuls-sur-Mer, Ine (Japan), Naples, Plymouth and Woods Hole.

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