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The evolution of behavior

Author: Jerram L Brown
Publisher: New York : Norton, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerram L Brown
ISBN: 039309295X 9780393092950
OCLC Number: 1169939
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xix, 761 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: THE PHYLOGENY OF BEHAVIOR. Patterns of diversity in behavior among animal species --
THE GENETIC BASES OF BEHAVIOR. Behavior, genetics, and evolution --
SOCIAL ORGANIZATION : THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF BEHAVIOR AND NATURAL SELECTION. Social units and their patterns of dispersion ; The comparative study of spacing behavior : an introduction to territoriality and other spacing phenomena ; Animals in groups ; Behavior and populations ; The evolution of diversity in spacing systems ; Mating systems and sexual selection ; Aid-giving behavior : diversity, ecology, and evolution ; The evolution of sociality in bees ; Social parasitism ; Diversity in primate social organizations --
THE ADAPTEDNESS OF BEHAVIOR IN ANIMAL COMMUNICATION. Visual communication : contexts and measurement ; The evolutionary origins of displays ; Selection pressures on displays ; The evolution of auditory communication ; Chemical communication ; The origin of species and of species-specific behavior : behavioral isolating mechanisms ; The dances of bees --
THE PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF SPECIES CONSTANCY AND SPECIES DIVERSITY IN BEHAVIOR. Reflexes in simple and complex animals ; Stereotypy in the mechanisms of coordination of motor patterns ; Sensory systems : feature detection ; Sensory systems : orientation, echolocation ; Long-distance migrations ; The programming of behavior : biological rhythms, attention, and motivation --
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIES-TYPICAL BEHAVIOR. The beginning of behavior in embryos ; The naive young animal : imprinting and species recognition ; The development of songs and calls.
Responsibility: Jerram L. Brown.

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