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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Lee Alan Dugatkin is a professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville. His main area of research is the evolution of social behavior. He is currently studying the evolution of cooperation, aggression, antibiotic resistance, risk-taking behavior, and the interaction between genetic and cultural evolution. Dr. Dugatkin is the author of over 145 articles on evolution and behavior in journals such as Nature and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and several trade monographs on the evolution of cooperation and the history of science. He is also the author of Principles of Animal Behavior, Second Edition.

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