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Animal behavior : a beginner's guide

Author: John A Byers
Publisher: London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2013.
Series: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do birds have regional accents? Can horses learn math? What do animals without eyes see? Questions such as these have fascinated scientists and animal lovers alike long before ethology — the study of animal behavior — became recognized as a science in the 1970s. Now, as issues of conservation and welfare dominate the field, an understanding of how and why animals act the way they do has become even  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Byers, John.
Animal Behavior : A Beginner''s Guide.
New York : Oneworld Publications, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Byers
ISBN: 9781780742618 1780742614
OCLC Number: 857715160
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 198 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Biology of behavior --
Multiple realities --
Adjusting priorities --
Brains and glands --
Instinct --
Learning --
Moving through space --
Genetics --
Living in groups --
Communication --
Sexual behavior --
Humans.
Series Title: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Responsibility: John A. Byers.

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Investigating a whole host of species from around the globe, the first short and affordable introduction to animal behaviour  Read more...

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'Byers sets scenes beautifully and his examples are convincing and memorable... may lead to some interesting self-evaluation...' * BBC Wildlife *

 
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