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Biology of behaviour : mechanisms, functions, and applications

Author: Donald M Broom
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1981, this book is an introduction to studies of the behaviour of a wide variety of animals including man, farm animals and pest species. The approach is ethological, although  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Broom
ISBN: 0521299063 9780521299060 052123316X 9780521233163
OCLC Number: 10457069
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Sensory function: behavioural and physiological evidence; 3. The control of movement; 4. The allocation of resources; 5. Body regulation, maintenance and hazard avoidance behaviour; 6. Feeding; 7. Anti-predator behaviour; 8. Functions of social behaviour and dispersal; 9. Reproductive behaviour, including parent-offspring interactions; 10. The organisation of social groups; References; Indexes.
Responsibility: Donald M. Broom ; with animal drawings by Robert Gillmor.

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