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Perspectives in Ethology, Volume 11: Behavioral Design

Series: Perspectives in Ethology Volume: 11

Edited By: NS Thompson

334 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1995 | #64829 | ISBN: 0306449064
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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 (C. Allen, M. Bekoff). What Is an Organism? A Discussion (B. Goodwin, R. Dawkins). Constraint, Adaptation, and Opportunism in the Design of Behavioral Phenotypes (S.A. Foster). The Persistence of Old Designs for Perception (R.G. Coss, R.O. Goldthwaite). Constraints on the Evolution of Organismic Structures and Their Consequences for Adaptation of Cognitive Mechanisms (P. Krall, K. Misof). Mother-Infant Interaction: Dispositional Properties and Mutual Designs (J.S. Watson). Appetitive Behavior in Ethology, Psychology, and Behavior Systems (W. Timberlake, K.M. Silva). Designing Behavior: A Case Study (F.R. Prete). The Meaninglessness of Foraging Behavior (J.G. Ollason, A.E. Lamb). Design and Sexual Selection: The Evolution of Sex Differences in Mate Choice (J.C. Deutsch, J.D. Reynolds). Index.

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