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Dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition

Author: Ádám Miklósi
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
Collates and synthesizes 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.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ádám Miklósi
ISBN: 9780199646661 019964666X
OCLC Number: 896850944
Notes: Previous edition: 2007.
Description: xx, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Dogs in historical perspective --
Concepts in the study of dog behaviour --
Methodological issues in the behavioural study of the dog --
Dogs in anthropogenic environments : family and society --
Comparative overview of Canis --
The story of domestication : archaeological and phylogenetic evidence --
The emergence of phentotypic novelty --
Intra-specific social organization in dogs and related forms --
The conceptual world of the dog --
Physical-ecological problem solving --
Affiliative and agonistic social relationships --
Communication, play, and collaboration --
Social learning and social problem solving --
Change of behaviour in time : from birth to death --
The organization of individual behaviour --
The genetic contribution to behaviour.
Other Titles: Dog behavior, evolution, and cognition
Responsibility: Ádám Miklósi, Department of Ethology, Eötvös University, Budapest.


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This book combines knowledge on dog behavior, cognition, evolution and even covers some societal aspects. As such, it should find an honorable place in the bookshelves of diverse reader audiences, Read more...

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