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Animal behavior : an evolutionary approach

Author: John Alcock
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alcock, John, 1942-
Animal behavior.
Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©1984
(OCoLC)644527820
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Alcock
ISBN: 0878930213 9780878930210
OCLC Number: 9762032
Notes: Col. ill. on lining papers.
Description: 596 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: An Evolutionary Approach To Animal Behavior --
Questions about Behavior --
How Questions about Proximate Causes --
Why Questions about Ultimate Causes --
Answering Proximate and Ultimate Questions about Behavior --
Beewolves and Homing Behavior --
Gulls and Eggshell Removal --
Darwinian Theory and Ultimate Hypotheses --
Darwinian Logic and the Study of Behavior --
The Problem with Group Selection --
Testing Alternative Hypotheses --
Certainty and Science --
Proximate and Ultimate Causes of Behavior: How and Why Birds Sing --
Different Songs: Proximate Causes --
Social Experience and Song Development --
The Avian Song Control System --
The Development of the Song Control System --
Song Differences Between the Sexes --
Avoiding a Misunderstanding --
Different Songs: Ultimate Causes --
The Adaptationist Approach --
Why Do Only Males Sing? --
Natural Selection and Dialects --
Proximate and Ultimate Causes Are Complementary --
The Development of Behavior: A Focus on Heredity --
The Genetics of Behavior --
Genetic Differences and Human Behavior --
Genetic Differences and IQ Differences --
How Many Genetic Differences Are Needed to Produce a Behavioral Difference? --
The Evolution of Behavior --
Different Selection Pressures, Different Genes, Different Behaviors --
The Development of Behavior: A Focus on the Environment --
The Interactive Theory of Development: Hormones and Behavior --
When to Become a Forager in a Honey Bee Colony --
When to Become a Territorial Male --
Experience and Behavioral Development.
Responsibility: John Alcock.

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