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Animal Behavior: an Evolutionary Approach by John Alcock
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This title offers a treatment of the underlying mechanisms and evolutionary bases of behaviour with a focus on the importance of evolutionary theory for the unification of the different behavioural disciplines.

Table of Contents

An Evolutionary Approach to Animal Behavior Understanding the Proximate and Ultimate Causes of Bird Song The Development of Behavior The Control of Behavior: Neural Mechanisms The Organization of Behavior: Neurons and Hormones Behavioral Adaptations for Survival The Evolution of Feeding Behavior Choosing Where to Live The Evolution of Communication The Evolution of Reproductive Behavior The Evolution of Mating Systems The Evolution of Parental Care The Evolution of Social Behavior The Evolution of Human Behavior

Author Biography

JOHN ALCOCK is Regents' Professor of Zoology at Arizona State University, USA. His research deals with the behavioural ecology of insect mating systems, with projects that have taken him from Arizona to Costa Rica and Australia. He co-authored The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems (1983) and has also written six other books on animal behaviour and natural history for general audiences. Dr. Alcock received the Dean's Quality Teaching Award the first year it was given at Arizona State University, USA.
Release date Australia
April 7th, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
9th Revised edition
Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
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