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Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach

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This new edition of Animal Behavior has been completely rewritten, resulting in a more compact yet thoroughly up-to-date text. Notable is the inclusion, for the first time, of four-color photographs and illustrations throughout. Like previous editions, the book shows how evolutionary biologists analyze all aspects of behavior. It is distinguished by its balanced treatment of both the underlying mechanisms and evolutionary causes of behavior, and stresses the utility of evolutionary theory in unifying the different behavioral disciplines. Important concepts are explained by reference to key illustrative studies, which are described in sufficient detail to help students appreciate the role of the scientific process in producing research discoveries. Examples are drawn evenly from studies of invertebrates and vertebrates, and are supported by nearly 1,300 reference citations. The writing style is clear and engaging: beginning students have no difficulty following the material.

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This introductory textbook covers the proximate mechanisms of behavior and the evolutionary causes of behavior, illustrating theoretical points with examples drawn from studies of both vertebrates and invertebrates. Particular attention is given to the ways evolutionary biologists analyze various aspects of behavior, with emphasis on the role of theory and hypothesis-testing in this process and the tentative nature of conclusions. Color illustrations and photographs are featured. Alcock teaches at Arizona State University.
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This 7th edition of "Animal Behavior" has been completely rewritten, resulting in a more compact text. For the first time there are four- colour photographs and illustrations throughout. Like previous editions, the book shows how evolutionary biologists analyze all aspects of behaviour.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878930111
Subtitle:
An Evolutionary Approach
Author:
Alcock, John
Publisher:
Sinauer Associates
Location:
Sunderland, Mass.
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Animal behavior
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
7
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
164
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
543

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"Synopsis" by , This 7th edition of "Animal Behavior" has been completely rewritten, resulting in a more compact text. For the first time there are four- colour photographs and illustrations throughout. Like previous editions, the book shows how evolutionary biologists analyze all aspects of behaviour.
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