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Patterns of behavior : Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen, and the founding of ethology

Author: Richard W Burkhardt
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2005.
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Ethology, the study of animal behaviour, has emerged as a serious discipline only within the past century. This volume recounts the development of scientific interest in animals when they are alive, rather than dead on the dissecting table.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Konrad Lorenz; Niko Tinbergen; Konrad Lorenz; Niko Tinbergen; Konrad Lorenz; Niko Tinbergen; Konrad Lorenz; Konrad Lorenz; Niko Tinbergen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Burkhardt
ISBN: 0226080897 9780226080895 0226080900 9780226080901
OCLC Number: 54529463
Description: xii, 636 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : theory, practice, and place in the study of animal behavior --
Charles Otis Whitman, Wallace Craig, and the biological study of animal behavior in America --
British field studies of behavior : Selous, Howard, Kirkman, and Huxley --
Konrad Lorenz and the conceptual foundations of ethology --
Niko Tinbergen and the Lorenzian program --
Lorenz and national socialism --
The postwar reconstruction of ethology --
Ethology's new settings --
Attracting attention --
Tinbergen's vision for ethology --
Conclusion : ethology's ecologies.
Responsibility: Richard W. Burkhardt, Jr.
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Ethology, the study of animal behaviour, has emerged as a serious discipline only within the past century. This volume recounts the development of scientific interest in animals when they are alive, rather than dead on the dissecting table.

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