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Essential Animal Behavior - Graham Scott

Essential Animal Behavior

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Published: 9th July 2004
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Essential Animal Behavior provides a comprehensive introduction to all areas of the subject: from the genetic and neurobiological control of behavior to the learning, development, and function of behavior in an evolutionary context. Social behaviour is also covered throughout the text.<br> <br> Written in a concise and engaging style, this new book: <ul> <li>includes examples from both marine and terrestrial environments around the world<br> <li>places current research alongside classic examples, and<br> <li>puts the study of animal behavior in an applied context, emphasizing the implications for animal welfare and animal conservation. </ul> <br> <p> Carefully designed to meet the needs of students coming to the subject for the first time, the book includes the following features:<br> <ul> <li>key concept boxes<br> <li>Focus on boxes<br> <li>chapter summaries<br> <li>guided reading to aid revision and further study<br> <li>case studies and boxed examples that reinforce essential points, and<br> <li>questions for discussion. </ul> <br> <p> This book is essential reading for degree-level students following modular programs in biology, zoology, marine biology, and psychology. <p> <p> An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at <a href="mailto:HigherEducation@wiley.com">HigherEducation@wiley.com</a> for more information.

"A highly readable, well-designed, concise account of animal behaviour."
Tim Birkhead, Sheffield University, UK

"Scott presents a fascinating subject in an arresting manner, condensing his material but not sacrificing detail." Times Higher Education Supplement, December 2005

Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. Controlling Behavior: The Role Of The Nervous System.

3. The Motivation And Organization Of Behavior.

4. The Development Of Behavior.

5. Communication.

6. Foraging Behavior: Finding, Choosing, And Processing Food.

7. Avoiding Predation: Staying Alive Against The Odds.

8. Reproductive Behavior: Passing On Your Genes

ISBN: 9780632057993
ISBN-10: 0632057998
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 9th July 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19.1  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1