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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition.

Author: Ádám Miklósi
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2007.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The author presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog behaviour, demonstrating how dogs can be the subject of rigorous and productive scientific study without the need to confine them to a laboratory environment. Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ádám Miklósi
ISBN: 9780191045714 0191045713
OCLC Number: 1086989775
Description: 1 online resource (737 pages).
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Prologue: comparare necesse est*; Contents; Chapter 1 Dogs in historical perspective, and conceptual issues of the study of their behaviour; Chapter 2 Methodological issues in the behavioural study of the dog; Chapter 3 Dogs in anthropogenic environments: society and family; Chapter 4 A comparative approach to Canis; Chapter 5 Domestication; Chapter 6 The perceptual world of the dog; Chapter 7 Physical-ecological cognition; Chapter 8 Social cognition; Chapter 9 Development of behaviour; Chapter 10 Temperament and personality.
Series Title: Oxford biology.

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This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The author presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog behaviour, demonstrating how dogs can be the subject of rigorous and productive scientific study without the need to confine them to a laboratory environment. Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition starts with an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of the dog, followed by a brief description of their role in human society-almost a third o.

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