Books  General Natural History  Biography, Exploration & Travel 

Niko's Nature: A Life of Niko Tinbergen and his Science of Animal Behaviour

Biography / MemoirSPECIAL OFFER

By: Hans Kruuk

391 pages, B/w photos & line drawings

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #141931 | ISBN: 0198515588
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Special Offer Price: £22.99 £37.99 (Save £15.00) $32/€26 approx (ends 31/03/2018)

About this book

Tinbergen was a complex and interesting character, a pioneer in the field of animal studies, who also published controversial research into the problems of childhood autism. The fact that it is now possible to analyse the behaviour of animals in their natural environment with rigour and precision is due in no small part to Tinbergen. This book has been written by a fellow scientist and friend, who knew him well and worked with him closely.

"An impressive tribute to a brilliant scientist. Kruuk gives us a comprehensive, warts-and-all account of the life of one of the 20th century's most distinguished biologists and his contributions to the development of the field of animal behavior. In doing so, Kruuk also shows what science is really like.... His book demonstrates quite beautifully that scientific endeavor in all its imperfection can lead to great results."--Science


PREFACE; LIST OF PHOTOS IN THE TEXT; 1. Wild birds and science; 2. A Dutch upbringing; 3. Student years and Greenland; 4. Ethologist in the 1930s; 5. The Second World War and after; 6. Starting again: Oxford in the 1950s; 7. Niko's two worlds: Oxford in the 1960s; 8. The Nobel Prize, and human behaviour; 9. Winding down; 10. Niko's legacy; NOTES; NIKO TINBERGEN'S PUBLICATIONS; INDEX

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Britain's Treasure Islands

NHBS Price: £24.99 £29.99 (Save £5.00) $35/€28 approx

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

NHBS Price: £8.99 $13/€10 approx

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Pre-pub offer: £8.99 £9.99 (Save £1.00) $13/€10 approx

Chasing the Ghost

Pre-pub offer: £13.99 £16.99 (Save £3.00) $20/€16 approx

Where the Wild Thyme Blew

NHBS Special Offer Price: £8.99 £14.99 (Save £6.00) $13/€10 approx (ends 31/03/2018)

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194