RICHARD DAWKINS A conference with the title 'The Tinbergen Legacy' was held in Oxford on 20th March, 1990. Over 120 of Niko Tinbergen's friends, family, colleagues, former students and people who had never met him in person converged at Oxford for what turned out to be a memorable day. To reflect the rather special atmosphere of the conference, we decided to begin this book with Richard Dawkins' opening remarks exactly as he gave them on that day. Welcome to Oxford. For many of you it is welcome back to Oxford. Perhaps even, for some of you, it would be nice to think that it might feel like welcome home to Oxford. And it is a great pleasure to welcome so many friends from the Netherlands. Last week, when everything had been settled except final, last minute arrangements, we heard that Lies Tinbergen had died. Obviously we would not have chosen such a time to have this meeting.
Richard Dawkins' introduction is engaging, warm, and personal. It sets the tone for the other chapters. Each one of these chapters is a special view, fittingly representing the unique contributions of each of the authors. This book made me sorry that I never knew Niko Tinbergen - American Zoological
Early ethology - growing from Dutch roots, G.P.Baerends; studying behavioural adaptations, N.B.Davies; from animals to humans, R.A.Hinde; war and peace revisited - the causal structure of aggression, F.Huntingford; animal communication - ideas derived from Tinbergen's activities, J.R.Krebs; the nature of culture, J.D.Delius; Nikko Tinbergen, comparative studies and evolution, M.H.Robinson; the Tinbergen legacy in photography and film, L.Schaffer. Afterword, A.Manning.
Number Of Pages: 146
Published: 31st October 1991
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.41