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Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution

Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution
Author: Lee Drickamer - Stephen Vessey - Elizabeth Jakob
ISBN 13: 9780070121997
ISBN 10: 70121990
Edition: 5
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Publication Date: 2001-07-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
List Price: N/A

Designed for a one-semester introductory course in Animal Behavior. Animal behavior is a broad discipline with investigators and contributions from diverse perspectives, including anthropology, comparative psychology, ecology, ethology, physiology, and zoology. The authors goal in this textbook is to use evolutionary principles as a unifying theme to provide students exposure to a number of approaches to the field of animal behavior. They also demonstrate that the varied perspectives used to study behavior are complementary and often integrated; they are not mutually exclusive. The subtitle, “Mechanisms, Ecology, and Evolution,” reflects the broad themes that dominate the book.