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Recent Trends in Animal Behaviour

By: A Ruhela and M Sinha

308 pages, Figs

Oxford Book Company

Hardback | Jan 2010 | #185258 | ISBN-13: 9789380179261
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About this book

The present book explores the mechanisms and evolution of animal behaviour, including neural, hormonal, and genetic substrates of behaviour; foraging; anti-predator defences; mating systems and sexual selection; social behaviour; communication; parental care; kin selection and recognition; and territoriality. This thoroughly up-to-date text shows how evolutionary biologists analyse all aspects of behaviour. It is distinguished by its balanced treatment of both the underlying mechanisms and evolutionary causes of behaviour, 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.


Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction to animal behaviour. 2. Evolution and animal behaviour. 3. Animal behavioural genetics. 4. Phylogeny and animal behaviour. 5. Animal behaviour and cognition. 6. Animal learning and development. 7. Proximate mechanisms in animal behaviour. 8. Animal social behaviour. 9. Human behaviour patterns. Bibliography. Index.

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