Principles of Animal Behavior
Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release :2009
Total pages :642
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131619780
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The most balanced, comprehensive and current animal behavior text available.

Principles of Animal Behavior, 4th Edition
Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release :2020-01-01
Total pages :592
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 022644838X
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Since the last edition of this definitive textbook was published in 2013, much has happened in the field of animal behavior. In this fourth edition, Lee Alan Dugatkin draws on cutting-edge new work not only to update and expand on the studies presented, but also to reinforce the previous editions’ focus on ultimate and proximate causation, as well as the book’s unique emphasis on natural selection, learning, and cultural transmission. The result is a state-of-the-art textbook on animal behavior that explains underlying concepts in a way that is both scientifically rigorous and accessible to students. Each chapter in the book provides a sound theoretical and conceptual basis upon which the empirical studies rest. A completely new feature in this edition are the Cognitive Connection boxes in Chapters 2–17, designed to dig deep into the importance of the cognitive underpinnings to many types of behaviors. Each box focuses on a specific issue related to cognition and the particular topic covered in that chapter. As Principles of Animal Behavior makes clear, the tapestry of animal behavior is created from weaving all of these components into a beautiful whole. With Dugatkin’s exquisitely illustrated, comprehensive, and up-to-date fourth edition, we are able to admire that beauty anew.

Principles of Animal Behavior
Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release :2013-03-28
Total pages :648
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780393922332
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Principles of Animal Behavior has long been considered the most current and engaging introduction to animal behavior. The Third Edition is now also the most comprehensive and balanced in its approach to the theoretical framework behind how biologists study behavior.

Principles of Animal Behavior, 4th Edition
Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release :2020-01-15
Total pages :576
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780226448411
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Since the last edition of this definitive textbook was published in 2013, much has happened in the field of animal behavior. In this fourth edition, Lee Alan Dugatkin draws on cutting-edge new work not only to update and expand on the studies presented, but also to reinforce the previous editions’ focus on ultimate and proximate causation, as well as the book’s unique emphasis on natural selection, learning, and cultural transmission. The result is a state-of-the-art textbook on animal behavior that explains underlying concepts in a way that is both scientifically rigorous and accessible to students. Each chapter in the book provides a sound theoretical and conceptual basis upon which the empirical studies rest. A completely new feature in this edition are the Cognitive Connection boxes in Chapters 2–17, designed to dig deep into the importance of the cognitive underpinnings to many types of behaviors. Each box focuses on a specific issue related to cognition and the particular topic covered in that chapter. As Principles of Animal Behavior makes clear, the tapestry of animal behavior is created from weaving all of these components into a beautiful whole. With Dugatkin’s exquisitely illustrated, comprehensive, and up-to-date fourth edition, we are able to admire that beauty anew.

Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior
Author : Edward O. Price
Publisher : CABI
Release :2008
Total pages :332
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781845933982
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In order to understand and manage animals in their natural or captive environments we must first understand why animals do what they do and recognize limitations in their ability to adapt to different environments. Drawing on the author's considerable experience in both teaching and research, this introductory-level textbook describes the basic principles underlying animal behavior and how those concepts can be used in managing the care of domestic and captive wild animals, covering four key themes: development of behavior, biological rhythms, social behavior and behavioral aspects of animal management. Extensively illustrated with many practical examples and over 150 photos and figures, the book will be essential reading for animal science and veterinary students.

Exam Prep for: Principles of Animal Behavior
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :
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Instructors Manual
Author : Ryan L. Earley
Publisher :
Release :2003-11-28
Total pages :168
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0393924645
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This text strikes a balance between the diverse forces that cause animals to act and respond to their environment in the way that they do. Learning and cultural transmission is also covered, and there are 17 interviews with researchers.

Exam Prep for: Principles of Animal Behavior Third Edition
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :
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Game Theory and Animal Behavior
Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin,Hudson Kern Reeve
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2000-03-23
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0195350200
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Game theory has revolutionized the study of animal behavior. The fundamental principle of evolutionary game theory--that the strategy adopted by one individual depends on the strategies exhibited by others--has proven a powerful tool in uncovering the forces shaping otherwise mysterious behaviors. In this volume, the first since 1982 devoted to evolutionary game theory, leading researchers describe applications of the theory to diverse types of behavior, providing an overview of recent discoveries and a synthesis of current research. The volume begins with a clear introduction to game theory and its explanatory scope. This is followed by a series of chapters on the use of game theory to understand a range of behaviors: social foraging, cooperation, animal contests, communication, reproductive skew and nepotism within groups, sibling rivalry, alternative life-histories, habitat selection, trophic-level interactions, learning, and human social behavior. In addition, the volume includes a discussion of the relations among game theory, optimality, and quantitative genetics, and an assessment of the overall utility of game theory to the study of social behavior. Presented in a manner accessible to anyone interested in animal behavior but not necessarily trained in the mathematics of game theory, the book is intended for a wide audience of undergraduates, graduate students, and professional biologists pursuing the evolutionary analysis of animal behavior.

Principles of Animal Cognition
Author : William Albert Roberts
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release :1998
Total pages :464
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UCSD:31822026359471
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With the cognitive revolution in human psychology in the 1960s, psychologists interested in animal behavior began to return to a broader set of questions about information processing in animals. Principles of Animal Cognition, by William Roberts, is a systematic, up-to-date review of research in these different areas. Since most students know little about the psychology of non-human species, their eyes will have been opened to the fact that animals perceive the world in complex ways. The text covers a broad range of exciting topics on animal psychology that most undergraduates find of considerable interest. In addition to courses on animal cognition, the text can be used in courses on learning, animal behavior, ethnology, or general cognition. Students will find this text more appealing than standard learning texts because it discusses a broader range of topics on animal psychology. Until now, no textbook that had successfully integrated material from the field of animal cognition, Principles of Animal Cognition, by William Roberts accomplishes this admirably.