Instinct is the most powerful driving force of animal life.
Inbuilt from the start, throughout the animal kingdom, Animal instincts is constantly at work, triggering inherited patterns of behaviour that help every creature to survive.
As far as we know, very few animals are capable of abstract reasoning or planning ahead. Instead, instinct controls them, rather like a computer program, making them react to conditions and events around them in predictable ways which enables animals to carry out complex behaviour without the need to learn.
In all the world's habitats, from deserts to the ocean depths, this mysterious force gives animals the best chance of success in their struggle to survive.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is a perfect reference for all ages
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st August 2007