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Patterns of Behavior : Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen and the Founding of Ethology - Richard W. Burkhardt

Patterns of Behavior

Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen and the Founding of Ethology

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It is hard to imagine, by their very name, the life sciences not involving the study of living things, but until the twentieth century much of what was known in the field was based primarily on specimens that had long before taken their last breaths. Only in the last century has "ethology"--the study of animal behavior--emerged as a major field of the life sciences.
In "Patterns of Behavior," Richard W. Burkhardt Jr. traces the scientific theories, practices, subjects, and settings integral to the construction of a discipline pivotal to our understanding of the diversity of life. Central to this tale are Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tinbergen, 1973 Nobel laureates whose research helped legitimize the field of ethology and bring international attention to the culture of behavioral research. Demonstrating how matters of practice, politics, and place all shaped "ethology's ecologies," Burkhardt's book offers a sensitive reading of the complex interplay of the field's celebrated pioneers and a richly textured reconstruction of ethology's transformation from a quiet backwater of natural history to the forefront of the biological sciences. Winner of the 2006 Pfizer Awad from the History of Science Society

Acknowledgments
Introduction Theory, Practice, and Place in the Study of Animal Behavior
Charles Otis Whitman, Wallace Craig, and the Biological Study of Animal Behavior in America
British Field Studies of Behavior: Selous, Howard, Kirkman, and Huxley
Konrad Lorenz and the Conceptual Foundations of Ethology
Niko Tinbergen and the Lorenzian Program
Lorenz and National Socialism
The Postwar Reconstruction of Ethology
Ethology's New Settings
Attracting Attention
Tinbergen's Vision for Ethology
Conclusion: Ethology's Ecologies
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226080901
ISBN-10: 0226080900
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 14.8  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Number: 2