An Introduction to Animal Behaviour

Author: Aubrey Manning,Marian Stamp Dawkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521578912

Category: Science

Page: 450

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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.

Animal Behavior: Das Original mit Übersetzungshilfen. Easy Reading Edition

An Evolutionary Approach

Author: John Alcock

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827417831

Category: Science

Page: 580

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John Alcocks Standardwerk Animal Behavior - jetzt in Form eines völlig neuen Lehrbuchtyps, der speziell für die Studiensituation im deutschsprachigen Raum konzipiert wurde.* Das erfolgreiche Lehrbuch Animal Behavior stellt die verschiedenen Aspekte tierischen Verhaltens in einen evolutionsbiologischen Rahmen. Es behandelt die grundlegenden Mechanismen des Verhaltens ebenso wie seine stammesgeschichtlichen Ursachen und betont die Bedeutung der Evolutionstheorie als einigendes Element der unterschiedlichen Teildisziplinen der Verhaltensbiologie. Wichtige Konzepte werden sowohl an Wirbellosen wie an Wirbeltieren verdeutlicht. Alcocks klarer und engagierter Schreibstil macht es auch Anfängern trotz der stark konzeptionellen Ausrichtung des Werkes leicht, den Stoff zu verstehen. Die nun vorliegende achte Auflage des Standardwerkes wurde völlig neu geschrieben. Zahlreiche Erkenntnisse aus jüngster Zeit haben darin Eingang gefunden. Verständnisfragen direkt an den entsprechenden Textstellen regen dazu an, sich mit dem gerade gelesenen Stoff auseinanderzusetzen. Die beiden Kapitel über die Einflüsse von Vererbung und Umwelt auf die Entwicklung wurden vereint, um zu verdeutlichen, dass Entwicklungsprozesse sowohl von genetischen als auch von Umweltfaktoren abhängen. Der Autor führt dem Leser immer wieder vor Augen, welche Rolle der Überprüfung von Theorien und Hypothesen zukommt und dass wissenschaftliche Schlussfolgerungen immer nur vorübergehend gültig sind. So werden in diesem Buch auch kontrovers diskutierte und bisher ungelöste Probleme angesprochen. * Von Studierenden der Biowissenschaften wird heute erwartet, dass sie im Laufe ihres Studiums englische Literatur problemlos lesen und verstehen und schließlich auch Forschungsergebnisse auf Englisch kommunizieren können. Den Weg dorthin bereitet der neu entwickelte Lehrbuchtyp Easy Reading - Das Original mit Übersetzungshilfen. So bietet die vorliegende Ausgabe von Animal Behavior in einem zusammen: den englischen Originaltext deutsche Übersetzungshilfen in der Randspalte deutschsprachige Verständnisfragen / Übungsaufgaben ein englisch-deutsches Glossar deutsch- und englischsprachige Kapitelzusammenfassungen und auf der Website www.elsevier.de/alcock: eine Übersicht über die im Buch erwähnten Arten (deutsch, englisch, lateinisch) Internetlinks für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz Wesentlicher Zusatznutzen der "Easy Reading"-Ausgabe ist, das Lesen des englischen Grundtextes zu erleichtern und in die spezielle wissenschaftliche Terminologie einzuführen. Wer dieses Buch durcharbeitet, steigert somit seine fachliche und seine sprachliche Kompetenz zugleich. This new edition of Animal Behavior has been completely rewritten with coverage of much recent work in animal behavior, resulting in a thoroughly up-to-date text. Notable is the inclusion, for the first time, of discussion questions embedded in the text itself, rather than appended to the end of each chapter. This format is designed to encourage students to reflect on the material they have just digested while also making it easier for instructors to promote a problem-solving approach to the subject in their classes. Another key organizational improvement is the consolidation of what had been two separate chapters on the genetic and environmental influences on development. By combining this material, the new Chapter 3 makes a stronger, more tightly argued case for the view that development is a truly interactive process codependent on both genetic and environmental factors. Like previous editions, the book shows how evolutionary biologists analyze all aspects of behavior. It is distinguished by its balanced treatment of both the underlying mechanisms and evolutionary causes of behavior, and stresses the utility of evolutionary theory in unifying the different behavio

An Introduction to Animal Behaviour

Author: E.G. Boulenger

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788171412181

Category: Animal behaviour

Page: 223

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This book is primarily a hidden treasure to animal behaviour. The author has used his knowledge and research expertise in putting across a very subtle subject in easy narration and in flow of language. And also he has explained in detail more about the unknown facts on animal behaviour. One of the important features of this volume is the presentation of some photographic illustrations and explanations. These are indeed very rare in their intrinsic heritage. The next is pleasantly readable and extremely informative, covers a host of animals. Most of the living animals have been exhaustively presented. This is a well written book and well dotted with many interesting anecdotes. Some of the chapters are well researched to the sleep pattern of various animals.

An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology

Author: Nicholas B. Davies,John R. Krebs,Stuart A. West

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444339494

Category: Science

Page: 506

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Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/davies/behaviouralecology This textbook helped to define the field of Behavioural Ecology. In this fourth edition the text has been completely revised, with new chapters and many new illustrations and full colour photographs. The theme, once again, is the influence of natural selection on behaviour - an animal's struggle to survive and reproduce by exploiting and competing for resources, avoiding predators, selecting mates and caring for offspring, - and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals. Stuart A. West has joined as a co-author bringing his own perspectives and work on microbial systems into the book. Written in the same engaging and lucid style as the previous editions, the authors explain the latest theoretical ideas using examples from micro-organisms, invertebrates and vertebrates. There are boxed sections for some topics and marginal notes help guide the reader. The book is essential reading for students of behavioural ecology, animal behaviour and evolutionary biology. Key Features: Long-awaited new edition of a field-defining textbook New chapters, illustrations and colour photographs New co-author Focuses on the influence of natural selection on behavior, and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals "The long-awaited update to a classic in this field is now here, presenting new direc­tions in thinking and addressing burning questions. Richly informed by progress in many other disciplines, such as sensory physiology, genetics and evolutionary theory, it marks the emergence of behav­ioural ecology as a fully fledged discipline..... This is a marvellous book, written in a lucid style. A must-read for those in the field, it is also a cornucopia of new thinking for anyone interested in evolution and behaviour." Manfred Milinski, Nature, 2012

Farm animal behaviour

an introduction to behaviour in the common farm species

Author: Andrew Ferguson Fraser

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited

ISBN: 9780702007767

Category: Science

Page: 291

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The Minds of Animals

An Introduction to the Study of Animal Behaviour

Author: John Arthur Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 206

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Animal Behavior

An Introduction to Behavioral Mechanisms, Development, and Ecology

Author: Mark Ridley

Publisher: LibreDigital

ISBN: 9781444313796

Category: Science

Page: 296

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This classic textbook is a concise introductory guide to the subject of animal behavior. The book is organized by first building the four-cornered foundations of the subject, then moving higher. In an extremely well-organized progression, the student is lead to an understanding of the essential topics, explained in logical self-contained units. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading. In this second edition, the coverage of mechanisms of behavior is much expanded, as is the material on evolution and natural selection. The chapter on development includes much of the new work on learning and memory, especially song-learning in birds. Indeed throughout the book, examples are drawn from recent ground-breaking research.The latest edition of the textbook of choice in animal behaviourExtremely well illustrated and including many classic photos by Niko TinbergenUniquely well suited as an introductory text - designed for student use with a clear and logical organization founded on self-contained units

An Introduction to Animal Behavior

An Integrative Approach

Author: Michael Joseph Ryan,W. Wilczyński

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879698584

Category: Science

Page: 258

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This book gives an overview of Animal Behavior with an emphasis on integration of questions at both proximate and ultimate causation. The targeted audience is advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scientists in other fields in need of a succinct review.

Essential Animal Behavior

Author: Graham Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405144513

Category: Science

Page: 216

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Essential Animal Behavior provides a comprehensive introduction toall areas of the subject: from the genetic and neurobiologicalcontrol of behavior to the learning, development, and function ofbehavior in an evolutionary context. Social behaviour is alsocovered throughout the text. Written in a concise and engaging style, this new book: includes examples from both marine and terrestrial environmentsaround the world places current research alongside classic examples, and puts the study of animal behavior in an applied context,emphasizing the implications for animal welfare and animalconservation. Carefully designed to meet the needs of students coming to thesubject for the first time, the book includes the followingfeatures: key concept boxes Focus on boxes chapter summaries guided reading to aid revision and further study case studies and boxed examples that reinforce essentialpoints, and questions for discussion. This book is essential reading for degree-level studentsfollowing modular programs in biology, zoology, marine biology, andpsychology. An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Pleasecontact our Higher Education team at ahref="mailto:[email protected]"[email protected]/afor more information.

Essentials of Animal Behaviour

Author: Peter J. B. Slater

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629966

Category: Science

Page: 233

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Readable introduction to animal behaviour for beginning students in biology and psychology.

TEXTBOOK OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

Author: FATIK BARAN MANDAL

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120345193

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

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This well-accepted book, now stands in its second edition, is a time-honoured revision and extension of the previous edition. Beginning with an introduction to the study of animal behaviour, the book explains the various aspects of behavioural biology incorporating a wealth of information from molecular biology, neurobiology, and socio-biology with a new approach. It describes different kinds of innate and learned behaviours, animal communications, defensive behaviours such as camouflage and mimicry with suitable illustrations. The book incorporates the introductory concepts of biomimicry in an attractive manner. Further, it discusses biorhythms, migration in fish and birds, in addition to evolution and physiological basis of migration. The text also presents the important aspects of socio-biology and social behaviours, such as feeding, adaptation, prey defence, territoriality, aggression, altruism, sexuality, and parental care. Finally, it provides discussions on behavioural ecology in the context of conservation biology, and human behaviour. The book presents the basic principles of animal behaviour with the aid of carefully selected examples from both the recent and classic literature along with an emphasis on readability. In the present edition, topics like eusociality and behavioural theories have been incorporated. This edition also includes as many as 11 published articles by the author on different topics related to the subject matter in box format to further strengthen the text. The book is primarily intended for the students of B.Sc./M.Sc. (Zoology/Life Science) for their courses. It would be useful for the researchers in the field of animal behaviour, and conservation biologists. It would also attract readership studying Sociology and Anthropology. KEY FEATURES : Presents a well-balanced view of ethology. Discusses the current development in the field. Includes a glossary of important terms. Offers end-of-chapter questions to check the students' understanding of the concepts.

Die geheime Sprache der Katzen

Author: Susanne Schötz

Publisher: Ecowin

ISBN: 3711052479

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Kann man die Katzensprache lernen? Haben Sie sich auch schon einmal gefragt, was Ihnen Ihre Katze genau sagen möchte? Die Autorin ist der Frage mit den Methoden der Sprachwissenschaft auf den Grund gegangen. Sie stellt die ganze Bandbreite der kätzischen Lautäußerungen vor und erklärt, was sie in unterschiedlichen Situationen bedeuten können. Neben einem Schnellkurs in Katzen-Phonetik gibt sie dem Katzenfreund ganz praktische Tipps an die Hand, die er zu Hause im Umgang mit der eigenen Katze anwenden kann. Da kann es durchaus zu Überraschungen kommen. Oder auch zum besseren Verständnis. Auf jeden Fall zu einer besseren Beziehung.

An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444397833

Category: Science

Page: 432

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This book is intended as an introductory text for students studying a wide range of courses concerned with animal management, zoo biology and wildlife conservation, and should also be useful to zookeepers and other zoo professionals. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 considers the function of zoos, their history, how zoos are managed, ethics, zoo legislation and wildlife conservation law. Part 2 discusses the design of zoos and zoo exhibits, animal nutrition, reproduction, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal handling and transportation. Finally, Part 3 discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, population biology, record keeping, and the educational role of zoos, including a consideration of visitor behaviour. It concludes with a discussion of the role of zoos in the conservation of species in the wild and in species reintroductions. This book takes an international perspective and includes a wide range of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes particularly in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Visit www.wiley.com/go/rees/zoo to access the artwork from the book.