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An Introduction to Animal Behaviour

An Introduction to Animal Behaviour ebook ISBN: 9780521578912
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Professor Aubrey Manning,Aubrey Manning,Marian Stamp Dawkins
Number of Pages: 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.

An Introduction to Animal Behaviour

An Introduction to Animal Behaviour ebook ISBN: 1107000165
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Aubrey Manning,Marian Stamp Dawkins
Number of Pages: 458 
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A beautifully written introduction to the fundamentals of animal behaviour, this revised and updated edition is now in full colour.

An Introduction to Animal Behavior

An Introduction to Animal Behavior ebook ISBN: 9780879698584
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Author: Michael Joseph Ryan,W. Wilczyński
Number of Pages: 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.

An Introduction to Animal Behaviour: Introduction; 2. The development of behaviour; 3. Stimuli and communication; 4. Decision-making and motivation; 5. Learning and memory; 6. Evolution; 7. Social organization; Index

An Introduction to Animal Behaviour: Introduction; 2. The development of behaviour; 3. Stimuli and communication; 4. Decision-making and motivation; 5. Learning and memory; 6. Evolution; 7. Social organization; Index ebook ISBN: 9781139336611
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Author: Aubrey Manning
Number of Pages: 458 
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"Wolves excitedly greet each other as members of the pack come together; a bumble bee uses its long tongue to reach the nectar at the base of a foxglove flower; a mongoose swiftly and deftly bites its prey to death; young cheetahs rest quietly together, very close to sleep. Now in full colour, this revised and updated edition of Manning and Dawkins' classic text provides a beautifully written introduction to the fundamentals of animal behaviour. Tinbergen's four questions of causation, evolution, development and function form the fundamental framework of the text, illustrated with fascinating examples of complex behavioural mechanisms. The authors provide accounts of all levels of behaviour from the nerve cell to that of the population. The strengths of An Introduction to Animal Behaviour as a textbook include its clear explanations and concise, readable text and the enthusiasm of the authors for their subject"--

Introduction to Animal Behavior

Introduction to Animal Behavior ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Author: Roland J. Siiter
Number of Pages: 391 
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With more emphasis than usual on the behavior of vertebrates and primates (although the author still includes classic bird and insect studies) the book examines how wild animals live, survive, and reproduce in their natural, wild habitats. This unique approach is presented in a straightforward manner without jargon, ensuring that students find the text informative and entertaining. Well-placed examples and explanations provide students with further opportunity to understand the application of the concepts.

Asking Animals

Asking Animals ebook ISBN: 1789240603
Publisher: CABI
Author: Birte Nielsen
Number of Pages: 188 
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This book provides an introductory text covering the use and misuse of behaviour tests applied to animals. By including illustrative examples from a variety of species, the book inspires the animal scientist to think about what a given behavioural test can be used for and how the results can be interpreted. This text includes: the dos and don'ts of running behaviour tests and interpreting the results; many clear, simple illustrations which make the information readily accessible, down to earth, practical advice yet a thorough, evidence-based approach; information on behaviour tests for a whole range of species from companion, farm, zoo, laboratory and wild animals; succinct yet comprehensive text, designed to be read cover to cover and stimulate further reading. This book is an essential item in the researcher's toolkit when embarking on and devising any animal behaviour test and is valuable to students, established researchers, teachers and practitioners of applied ethology, animal welfare science, and veterinary science.

An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology

An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology ebook ISBN: 1444339494
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Nicholas B. Davies,John R. Krebs,Stuart A. West
Number of Pages: 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

Asking Animals

Asking Animals ebook ISBN: 9781789240634
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Author: Birte Lindstrøm Nielsen
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"Contemporary, thought-provoking yet utterly practical, this book gives an introduction to the use and misuse of behaviour tests applied to animals. By including illustrative examples from a variety of species, the book is aims to inspire the animal scientist to think about what a given behavioural test can be used for and how the results can be interpreted. It is valuable to students, established researchers, teachers and practitioners of applied ethology, animal welfare science, and veterinary science"--

The Minds of Animals

The Minds of Animals ebook ISBN:
Publisher:
Author: Sir John Arthur Thomson
Number of Pages: 206 
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Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior ebook ISBN: 9780865423909
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Author: Mark Ridley
Number of Pages: 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 behaviour Extremely well illustrated and including many classic photos by Niko Tinbergen Uniquely well suited as an introductory text - designed for student use with a clear and logical organization founded on self-contained units

Essentials of Animal Behaviour

Essentials of Animal Behaviour ebook ISBN: 9780521629966
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Peter J. B. Slater
Number of Pages: 233 
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Readable introduction to animal behaviour for beginning students in biology and psychology.

Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour ebook ISBN: 0198712154
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Tristram D. Wyatt
Number of Pages: 146 
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Animal behaviour is a central topic of zoology, and with the development of ideas concerning the role of genes as well as environment the subject has been transformed. Tristram Wyatt gives a modern view, including a sense of the power of gene knock-outs, computing and image analysis to enable detailed experiments and observations of behaviour.

An Introduction to Animal Behaviour

An Introduction to Animal Behaviour ebook ISBN: 9788171412181
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
Author: E.G. Boulenger
Number of Pages: 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.

Essential Animal Behavior

Essential Animal Behavior ebook ISBN: 1405144513
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Graham Scott
Number of Pages: 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.

Farm Animal Behaviour

Farm Animal Behaviour ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited
Author: Andrew Ferguson Fraser
Number of Pages: 291 
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The Nature of behaviour; The behaviour of development; The behaviour of maintenance; Species behaviour patterns; Reproductive behaviour; Abnormalities in behaviour.

Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour ebook ISBN: 9788171337477
Publisher: Rastogi Publications
Author: Reena Mathur
Number of Pages: 672 
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1. Introduction to the Study of Animal Behaviour 2. Concepts of Ethology 3. Methods of Studying Behaviour 4. Mammalian Nervous System and Behaviour 5. Pheromones 86-108 6. Hormones and Behaviour 7. Biological Clocks 8. Orientation 9. Bird Migration and Navigation 10. Fish Migration 11. Social Organization 12. Wildlife 10 India Glossary Supplementary Reading

An Introduction to MATLAB for Behavioral Researchers

An Introduction to MATLAB for Behavioral Researchers ebook ISBN: 1483323242
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Author: Christopher R. Madan
Number of Pages: 280 
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MATLAB is a powerful data analysis program, but many behavioral science researchers find it too daunting to learn and use. An Introduction to MATLAB for Behavioral Researchers by Christopher R. Madan is an easy-to-understand, hands-on guide for behavioral researchers who have no prior programming experience. Written in a conversational and non-intimidating style, the author walks students—step by step—through analyzing real experimental data. Topics covered include the basics of programming, the implementation of simple behavioral analyses, and how to make publication-ready figures. More advanced topics such as pseudo-randomization of trial sequences to meet specified criteria and working with psycholinguistic data are also covered. Interesting behavioral science examples and datasets from published studies, such as visualizing fixation patterns in eye-tracking studies and animal search behavior in two-dimensional space, help develop an intuition for data analysis, which is essential and can only be developed when working with real research problems and real data.

Nerve Cells and Animal Behaviour

Nerve Cells and Animal Behaviour ebook ISBN: 9780521627269
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Peter J. Simmons,David Young
Number of Pages: 266 
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From reviews of the previous editions.

Animal Learning and Cognition

Animal Learning and Cognition ebook ISBN: 9780863774331
Publisher: Psychology Press
Author: John M. Pearce
Number of Pages: 333 
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This is a revision of An Introduction to Animal Cognition. The book reviews the main principles and experimental findings that have emerged from a century of research into animal intelligence. The book opens with an account of the various methods that have been used to study the intelligence of animals. The next four chapters then examine the contribution made by learning processes to intelligent behaviour. Topics covered include Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning, discrimination learning, categorisation, and an introduction to connectionist theories of learning. The second half of the book is concerned with animal cognition. There is a chapter on the representation of time, number and serial order. Additional chapters are devoted to memory, navigation, social learning, and language and communication. Issues raised throughout the book are reviewed in a concluding chapter that examines the way in which intelligence is distributed throughout the animal kingdom.

The Animal Mind

The Animal Mind ebook ISBN: 1317676750
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Kristin Andrews
Number of Pages: 232 
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The study of animal cognition raises profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of mind itself. Aristotle argued that humans are the only animal to laugh, but in recent experiments rats have also been shown to laugh. In other experiments, dogs have been shown to respond appropriately to over two hundred words in human language. In this introduction to the philosophy of animal minds Kristin Andrews introduces and assesses the essential topics, problems and debates as they cut across animal cognition and philosophy of mind. She addresses the following key topics: what is cognition, and what is it to have a mind? What questions should we ask to determine whether behaviour has a cognitive basis? the science of animal minds explained: ethology, behaviourist psychology, and cognitive ethology rationality in animals animal consciousness: what does research into pain and the emotions reveal? What can empirical evidence about animal behaviour tell us about philosophical theories of consciousness? does animal cognition involve belief and concepts; do animals have a ‘Language of Thought’? animal communication other minds: do animals attribute ‘mindedness’ to other creatures? moral reasoning and ethical behaviour in animals animal cognition and memory. Extensive use of empirical examples and case studies is made throughout the book. These include Cheney and Seyfarth’s ververt monkey research, Thorndike’s cat puzzle boxes, Jensen’s research into humans and chimpanzees and the ultimatum game, Pankseep and Burgdorf’s research on rat laughter, and Clayton and Emery’s research on memory in scrub-jays. Additional features such as chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary make this an indispensable introduction to those teaching philosophy of mind, animal cognition. It will also be an excellent resource for those in fields such as ethology, biology and psychology.