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Animal behavior : an evolutionary approach

Author: John Alcock
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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This title offers a treatment of the underlying mechanisms and evolutionary bases of behaviour with a focus on the importance of evolutionary theory for the unification of the different behavioural disciplines.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Alcock
ISBN: 9780878932252 0878932259
OCLC Number: 276274656
Description: xvi, 606 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portrait ; 28 cm
Contents: An evolutionary approach to animal behavior --
Understanding the proximate and ultimate causes of bird song --
The development of behavior --
The control of behavior: neural mechanisms --
The organization of behavior: neurons and hormones --
Behavioral adaptations for survival --
The evolution of feeding behavior --
Choosing where to live --
The evolution of communication --
The evolution of reproductive behavior --
The evolution of mating systems --
The evolution of parental care --
The evolution of social behavior --
The evolution of human behavior.
Responsibility: John Alcock.
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