Principles of animal behavior

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W. W. Norton, 2009 - Science - 642 pages
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The most balanced, comprehensive and current animal behavior text available.

Principles of Animal Behavior, Second Edition, builds on the first edition's reputation as a contemporary and forward-looking text with several distinct features:

  • balanced coverage of proximate and ultimate factors, bolstered by a significant expansion of proximate coverage in the new edition
  • thorough coverage of phylogeny and animal behavior has been added to the book's integrated view of natural selection, learning, and cultural transmission
  • a focus on current research and the process of science through interviews with prominent researchers at the end of every chapter.

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Contents

Principles of Animal Behavior
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SEXUAL SELECTION 188
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The Evolution of Behavior
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Dugatkin has written extensively on the evolution of cooperation and the interaction of genetic and social factors in behavior--in academic journals as well as popular magazines

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