Animal Behavior (Hardcover)

Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution

By Lee C. Drickamer, Stephen H. Vessey, Elizabeth Jakob

McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 9780070121997, 422pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2001

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Designed for a one-semester introductory course in Animal Behavior. Animal behavior is a broad discipline with investigators and contributions from diverse perspectives, including anthropology, comparative psychology, ecology, ethology, physiology, and zoology. The authors goal in this textbook is to use evolutionary principles as a unifying theme to provide students exposure to a number of approaches to the field of animal behavior. They also demonstrate that the varied perspectives used to study behavior are complementary and often integrated; they are not mutually exclusive. The subtitle, Mechanisms, Ecology, and Evolution, reflects the broad themes that dominate the book.