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The study of instinct

Author: Niko Tinbergen
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nikolaas Tinbergen won a Nobel Prize in 1973 for his pioneering studies in animal behavior. The Study of Instinct, Tinbergen's first major work, introduced the subject of ethology to an American audience more than forty years ago, and it is still considered one of the best introductions to the field. Long out of print, this reissue of the 1969 edition allows a new generation of readers to explore this classic for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niko Tinbergen
ISBN: 0198577400 9780198577409 0198577222 9780198577225
OCLC Number: 18872394
Notes: "First published 1951"--Title page verso.
Description: xxii, 228 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ethology: the objective study of behaviour; Behaviour as a reaction to external stimuli; The internal factors responsible for the 'spontaneity' of behaviour; Further considerations of the external stimuli; An attempt at synthesis; The development of behaviour in the individual; The adaptiveness of behaviour; The evolution of behaviour.
Responsibility: by N. Tinbergen ; with the 1969 introduction and a new preface by the author.
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Behavioural ecologists and evolutionary biologists have long recognised Professor Tinbergen's great prescience in placing the study of animal behaviour firmly in an ecological and evolutionary  Read more...

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'Tinbergen shared the Nobel Prize in 1973 for his marvellous studies of animal behaviour and this reappearance of his 1951 classic reminds one what an acute observer he was.'David Cohen, British Book Read more...

 
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