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Leaders in Animal Behavior
The Second Generation

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Richard D. Alexander, Jeanne Altmann, Patrick Bateson, Jerram L. Brown, Tim Clutton-Brock, Nicholas B. Davies, Marian Stamp Dawkins, Richard Dawkins, Frans B. M. de Waal, Stephen T. Emlenl, Bennett G. Galef, Patricia Adair Gowaty, Sarah Blaffer Hardy, John R. Krebs, Gordon H. Orians, Geoff A. Parker, Michael J. Ryan, Meredith J. West, Mary Jane West-Eberhard, John C. Wingfield, Amotz Zahavi
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  • Date Published: December 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521741293

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  • Animal behavior, as a discipline, has undergone several key transitions over the last 25 years, growing in both depth and breadth. Key advances have been made in behavioural ecology and socio-biology, in the development of studies integrating proximate and ultimate causation, in the integration of laboratory and field work, and in advances in theoretical work in areas such as sexual selection, foraging and life-history traits. Thus it is appropriate to relate the individual stories of those who have had significant impacts on the field as we know it today. Leaders in Animal Behavior: The Second Generation is a collection of autobiographies from 21 individuals that have been peer selected, and have provided unique and important contributions to the field in the past 25 years.

    • Contributions from key figures in the field, including Jeanne Altmann, Patrick Bateson, Richard Dawkins and Frans B. M. de Waal
    • Sequel to an earlier compilation of autobiographies from 20 distinguished founders of animal behaviour, with careers extending from the 1920s to the 1970s
    • Individuals have been selected by their peers as having provided unique and important contributions to the field in the past 25 years
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    "It is a fascinating collection of essays by a group who have all made (and many continue to make) significant contributions to this interdisciplinary field. I really enjoyed this book and would encourage anyone who wants a historical perspective on the field to read it. It would make a great starting point for a graduate seminar that traces the history of the development of major ideas in animal behavior and behavioral ecology since the 1960s."
    Daniel T. Blumstein, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521741293
    • length: 632 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.22kg
    • contains: 140 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Understanding ourselves Richard D. Alexander
    2. Motherhood, methods, and monkeys: an intertwined professional and personal life Jeanne Altmann
    3. Coming together Patrick Bateson
    4. My life and hard times Jerram L. Brown
    5. Individuals, societies and populations Tim Clutton-Brock
    6. Birds, butterflies and behavioural ecology Nicholas B. Davies
    7. King Solomon's herring gulls world Marian Stamp Dawkins
    8. Growing up in ethology Richard Dawkins
    9. A passion for primates Frans B. M. de Waal
    10. Taking my cues from nature's clues Stephen T. Emlenl
    11. A most unlikely animal behaviorist Bennett G. Galef
    12. Watcher: the development of an evolutionary biologist Patricia Adair Gowaty
    13. Myths, monkeys, and motherhood: a compromising life Sarah Blaffer Hardy
    14. Luck, chance and choice John R. Krebs
    15. My life with birds Gordon H. Orians
    16. Reflections before dusk Geoff A. Parker
    17. An improbable path Michael J. Ryan
    18. Birds, babies, and behaving Meredith J. West
    19. A brief just-so story of my life (a few of the reminiscences that are fit to print) Mary Jane West-Eberhard
    20. A bird in the hand John C. Wingfield
    21. Living with birds and conservation Amotz Zahavi.

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    Lee Drickamer, Northern Arizona University
    Lee C. Drickamer is Regents' Professor of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University.

    Donald Dewsbury, University of Florida

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    Richard D. Alexander, Jeanne Altmann, Patrick Bateson, Jerram L. Brown, Tim Clutton-Brock, Nicholas B. Davies, Marian Stamp Dawkins, Richard Dawkins, Frans B. M. de Waal, Stephen T. Emlenl, Bennett G. Galef, Patricia Adair Gowaty, Sarah Blaffer Hardy, John R. Krebs, Gordon H. Orians, Geoff A. Parker, Michael J. Ryan, Meredith J. West, Mary Jane West-Eberhard, John C. Wingfield, Amotz Zahavi

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