An Introduction to Animal Behavior (Student Texts in Contemporary Biology) by Aubrey Manning
An Introduction to Animal Behavior (Student Texts in Contemporary Biology)
Author: Aubrey Manning
Title: An Introduction to Animal Behavior (Student Texts in Contemporary Biology)
ISBN10: 0201044463
ISBN13: 978-0201044461
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc; 3rd edition (September 1979)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1714 kb
Size epub: 1306 kb
Rating: 3.9 ✪
Votes: 529
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Using its powerful beak, a lorikeet gently preens its mate's feathers; young cheetahs rest together in the shade; fireflies semaphore to each other across a darkened landscape and a mongoose deftly bites its prey to death. The study of animal behavior is about all these things and more. It involves absolute stillness and violent activity, all the noises and smells and changes of color and shape that characterize animal life. Taking the organization of behavior within the individual animal as its core, this clear, concise and readable foray into the fascinating world of animal behavior investigates Tinbergen's questions of causation, evolution, development and function. It provides lucid accounts of all levels of behavior from the nerve cell to that of the population. The broad biological approach of this new, rewritten edition makes it an excellent choice for all students of animal behavior and psychology and their teachers.