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By Michael D. Breed

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior highlights, via concise summaries, crucial discoveries and medical revolutions in animal habit. those are assessed for his or her relative effect at the box and their importance to the ahead movement of the technology of animal habit. 80 brief essays trap the instant while a brand new notion emerged or a e-book signaled a paradigm shift. How the recent knowing took place is defined, and any carrying on with controversy or clinical dialog at the factor is highlighted. habit is a wealthy and sundry box, drawing on genetics, evolution, body structure, and ecology to notify its rules, and this e-book embraces the wealth of data that comes from the unification of those fields round the examine of animals in motion.

The chronological association of the essays makes this an exceptional evaluate of the background of animal habit, ethology, and behavioral ecology.

The paintings comprises such themes as Darwin’s position in shaping the examine of animal habit, the good judgment of animal contests, cognition, empathy in animals, and animal personalities. Succinct debts of latest revelations approximately habit via clinical research and scrutiny show the interesting tale of this box. just like Dr. John Avise’s Contemporary Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics, the paintings is established into vignettes that describe the conceptual revolution and investigate the impression of the conceptual switch, with a rating, which levels from 1-10, delivering an evaluate of the influence of the recent findings on modern science.

  • Features a full of life, brisk writing variety and short entries to permit effortless, stress-free entry to this crucial details
  • Includes issues that disguise the variety of behavioral biology from mechanism to behavioral ecology
  • Can even be used as supplemental fabric for an undergraduate animal habit direction, or because the foundational textual content for an higher point or graduate dialogue direction in complex animal behavior

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