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The Resource Animal behavior : an evolutionary approach, John Alcock

Animal behavior : an evolutionary approach, John Alcock

Label
Animal behavior : an evolutionary approach
Title
Animal behavior
Title remainder
an evolutionary approach
Statement of responsibility
John Alcock
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
New edition of a text which has been extensively rewritten to incorporate new evidence and topics, such as the origins of insect flight. Stresses the utility of evolutionary theory in unifying the different behavioral disciplines. Sixteen chapters are organized into two major sections, one dealing with the proximate mechanisms of behavior and the other with the ultimate or evolutionary causes. They emphasize the role of theory and hypothesis-testing in science and the tentative nature of scientific conclusions, and identify controversial and unresolved issues. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alcock, John
Dewey number
591.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL751
LC item number
.A58 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal behavior
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Biological Evolution
Label
Animal behavior : an evolutionary approach, John Alcock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An evolutionary approach to animal behavior -- The proximate causes of behavior : analyzing communication -- The development of behavior : the role of genes -- The development of behavior : the role of the environment -- The control of behavior : neural mechanisms -- The control of behavior : organizing mechanisms -- The evolution of communication : historical pathways -- The evolution of communication : adaptation in signalers and receivers -- Adaptive responses to predators -- Adaptive feeding behavior -- Choosing adaptively where to live -- Male and female reproductive tactics -- The evolution of mating systems -- The adaptive tactics of parents -- The adaptive value of social living -- The evolution of human behavior
Control code
37322409
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
6th ed.
Extent
1 volume (various pagings)
Isbn
9780878930098
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97027347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Animal behavior : an evolutionary approach, John Alcock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An evolutionary approach to animal behavior -- The proximate causes of behavior : analyzing communication -- The development of behavior : the role of genes -- The development of behavior : the role of the environment -- The control of behavior : neural mechanisms -- The control of behavior : organizing mechanisms -- The evolution of communication : historical pathways -- The evolution of communication : adaptation in signalers and receivers -- Adaptive responses to predators -- Adaptive feeding behavior -- Choosing adaptively where to live -- Male and female reproductive tactics -- The evolution of mating systems -- The adaptive tactics of parents -- The adaptive value of social living -- The evolution of human behavior
Control code
37322409
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
6th ed.
Extent
1 volume (various pagings)
Isbn
9780878930098
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97027347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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