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Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Ethology

Animal Behaviour Psychobiology, Ethology and Evolution

Textbook Out of Print
By: David McFarland
580 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs
Animal Behaviour
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  • Animal Behaviour ISBN: 9780582327320 Edition: 3 Paperback Jan 1999 Out of Print #86258
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Provides a balanced and integrated introduction into the behaviour of animals by covering evolutionary explanations for behaviour patterns found in animals, mechanisms of behaviour, and complex behaviour patterns, such as learning processes and communication and emotion. This updated edition also contains revised chapters on decision-making, evolutionary optimality, foraging, hormones, navigation, visual recognition and animal welfare.


Preface to the Third Edition. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction to the Study of Behaviour. I. THE EVOLTION OF BEHAVIOUR. 2. Genetics and Behaviour: Genes and Chromosomes: Development of Behaviour: Behaviour Genetics. 3. Natural Selection: Natural Selection, Ecology and Behaviour: Survival Value and Fitness: The Evolution of Adaptive Strategies. 4. Evolution and Social Behaviour: Sexual and Social Behaviour: Behavioural Ecology: Primate Social Behaviour. II. MECHANISMS OF BEHAVIOUR.5. Animal Perception: Neural Control of Behaviour: Sensory Processes and Perception: . Ecology of the Senses. 6. The Animal and the Environment: Coordination and Orientation: Homeostasis and Behaviour: Physiology and Behavioural in Changing Environments. 7. Animal Learning: Conditioning and Learning: Biological Aspects of Learning: Cognitive Aspects of Learning. III. UNDERSTANDING COMPLEX BEHAVIOUR. 8. Ethology: . Instinct and Learning: Ritualization and Communication: Human Behaviour. 9. Animal Competence: The Complex Behaviour of Honey-Bees: Animal Economics: Animal Robotics. 10. The Mentality of Animals: Language and Mental Representation: Intelligence, Tools Use and Culture: Animal Awareness and Emotion. References. Index.

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  • comportamiento animal
    By Dany 15 May 2022 Written for Paperback
    Un libro de gran interes sobre comprender el comportamiento animal, asociado a su entorno.
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Textbook Out of Print
By: David McFarland
580 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs
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