Wolves excitedly greet each other as members of the pack come together; a bumble bee uses its long tongue to reach the nectar at the base of a foxglove flower; a mongoose swiftly and deftly bites its prey to death; young cheetahs rest quietly together, very close to sleep. Now in full color, this revised and updated edition of Manning and Dawkins' classic text provides a beautifully written introduction to the fundamentals of animal behavior. Tinbergen's four questions of causation, evolution, development and function form the fundamental framework of the text, illustrated with fascinating examples of complex behavioral mechanisms. The authors provide accounts of all levels of behavior from the nerve cell to that of the population. The strengths of An Introduction to Animal Behavior as a textbook include its clear explanations and concise, readable text and the enthusiasm of the authors for their subject.Read more
- Written in an accessible style, it covers the fundamentals of animal behaviour required for an introductory course
- In full colour throughout with detailed examples and explanations of a large range of fascinating behaviours
- Authored by two leading experts in their field, whose enthusiastic style will both motivate and help students to develop an appreciation of this fascinating field
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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."
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"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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- Edition: 6th Edition
- Date Published: March 2012
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521165143
- length: 467 pages
- dimensions: 245 x 190 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.77kg
- contains: 71 b/w illus. 135 colour illus.
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
2. The development of behaviour
3. Stimuli and communication
4. Decision-making and motivation
5. Learning and memory
7. Social organization
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