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Biology of Behaviour : Mechanisms, functions and applications - D. M. Broom

Biology of Behaviour

Mechanisms, functions and applications

Paperback Published: 25th January 1982
ISBN: 9780521299060
Number Of Pages: 332

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First published in 1981, this book is an introduction to studies of the behaviour of a wide variety of animals including man, farm animals and pest species. The approach is ethological and much reference is made to detailed description of behaviour and to biological function, although there is extensive reference to physiology, brain mechanisms and relevant psychological research. Ideas from sociobiology, motivation and learning studies are emphasised. There is, therefore, very broad coverage of the role of behaviour in all aspects of life. Another novel feature is the extensive reference to applied aspects of behaviour, particularly its importance to the production of farm animals and the control of agricultural and medical pests. The book is intelligible to the educated layman but it deals with some complex ideas. It is an adequate text for all requirements in this area for most undergraduates.

Sensory function: behavioural and physiological evidence
The control of movement
The allocation of resources
Body regulation, maintenance and hazard avoidance behaviour
Anti-predator behaviour
Functions of social behaviour and dispersal
Reproductive behaviour, including parent-offspring interactions
The organisation of social groups
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ISBN: 9780521299060
ISBN-10: 0521299063
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 25th January 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.57