Animal Behavior

Price: 5500.00 INR

ISBN:

9781605358949

Publication date:

21/03/2019

Paperback

600 pages

241.0x184.0mm

Price: 5500.00 INR

ISBN:

9781605358949

Publication date:

21/03/2019

Paperback

600 pages

241.0x184.0mm

Eleventh International Edition Edition

Dustin Rubenstein & John Alcock

A comparative and integrative overview of how and why animals as diverse as insects and humans behave the way that they do, linking behaviors to the brain, genes, and hormones, as well as to the surrounding ecological and social environments.

Rights:  World Rights

Eleventh International Edition Edition

Dustin Rubenstein & John Alcock

Eleventh International Edition Edition

Dustin Rubenstein & John Alcock

Table of contents

  1. An Introduction to Animal Behavior
  2. The Integrative Study of Behavior
  3. The Developmental and Genetic Bases of Behavior
  4. The Neural Basis of Behavior
  5. The Physiological Basis of Behavior
  6. Avoiding Predators and Finding Food
  7. Territoriality and Migration
  8. Principles of Communication
  9. Reproductive Behavior
  10. Mating Systems
  11. Parental Care
  12. Principles of Social Evolution
  13. Social Behavior and Sociality

Eleventh International Edition Edition

Dustin Rubenstein & John Alcock

Features

  • Engaging, narrative-driven text that draws from classic studies and primary literature
  • A classic approach to the evolutionary and comparative study of animal behavior, with a unique focus on integrative study
  • Taxonomically-diverse examples aid in understanding of the concepts, providing students with a clear idea of how scientists study behaviour
  • Emphasis on hypothesis testing, observation and experimental methods, and discussion of costs and benefits
  • Extensive use of audio and visual collections

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New to this Edition
  • New lead author, Dustin Rubenstein, widely known for his research and teaching accomplishments, is an integrative behavioural and evolutionary ecologist who studies the evolution of complex animal societies, and how organisms adapt to and cope with environmental change
  • A renewed focus on integration that links the evolution of behavior to neural, genetic, and physiological mechanisms
  • A return to its classic organizational structure, with proximate mechanisms introduced before an extended discussion of the ultimate factors underlying behavior, integrating both throughout
  • Introduction of cutting-edge neuro and genomic research approaches, all while maintaining a focus on the theoretical aspects of the field in an explicit hypothesis testing framework
  • Building on the foundation of previous editions, new pedagogical features designed to engage students and aid instructors, including Exploring Behavior by Interpreting Data and Hypotheses Tables
  • Updated and revised artwork that features more color, a more consistent palette for figures, crisper photographs, and error bars on figures

Eleventh International Edition Edition

Dustin Rubenstein & John Alcock

Eleventh International Edition Edition

Dustin Rubenstein & John Alcock

Table of contents

  1. An Introduction to Animal Behavior
  2. The Integrative Study of Behavior
  3. The Developmental and Genetic Bases of Behavior
  4. The Neural Basis of Behavior
  5. The Physiological Basis of Behavior
  6. Avoiding Predators and Finding Food
  7. Territoriality and Migration
  8. Principles of Communication
  9. Reproductive Behavior
  10. Mating Systems
  11. Parental Care
  12. Principles of Social Evolution
  13. Social Behavior and Sociality
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