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Perspectives in Ethology : Perspectives in Ethology Behavioral Design Volume 11 - Nicholas S. Thompson

Perspectives in Ethology

Perspectives in Ethology Behavioral Design Volume 11

By: Nicholas S. Thompson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1995
ISBN: 9780306449062
Number Of Pages: 334

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'A book rich and various in ideas and substance...It belongs on the shelf of anyone wanting to keep up with what is happening in ethology.'-Bioscience, from a review of an earlier volume Beginning with Volume 11, Nicholas S. Thompson takes over the editorship of this remarkable series. For this volume, contributors bring fresh perspectives to the subject of natural design.

Function, Natural Design, and Animal Behavior: Philosophical and Ethological Considerations
What Is an Organism? A Discussion
Constraint, Adaptation, and Opportunism in the Design of Behavioral Phenotypes
The Persistence of Old Designs for Perception
Constraints on the Evolution of Organismic Structures and Their Consequences for Adaptation of Cognitive Mechanisms
Mother-Infant Interaction: Dispositional Properties and Mutual Designs
Appetitive Behavior in Ethology, Psychology, and Behavior Systems
Designing Behavior: A Case Study
The Meaninglessness of Foraging Behavior
Design and Sexual Selection: The Evolution of Sex Differences in Mate Choice
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ISBN: 9780306449062
ISBN-10: 0306449064
Series: Perspectives in Ethology : Book 11
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 31st May 1995
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64