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Tinbergen S Legacy

Author : Simon Verhulst
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Nobel laureate Niko Tinbergen laid the foundations for the scientific study of animal behavior with his work on causation, development, function and evolution. In this book, an international cast of leading animal biologists reflect on the enduring significance of Tinbergen's groundbreaking proposals for modern behavioral biology. It includes a reprint of Tinbergen's original article on the famous "four whys" and a contemporary introduction, after which each of the four questions are discussed in the light of contemporary evidence. Also discussed is the wider significance of recent trends in evolutionary psychology and neuroecology to integrate the "four whys". With a foreword by one of Tinbergen's most prominent pupils, Aubrey Manning, this wide-ranging book demonstrates that Tinbergen's views on animal behavior are crucial for modern behavioral biology. It will appeal to graduate students and researchers in animal behavior, behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology.

Religion Explained

Author : Luther H. Martin
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Genre : Science
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With contributions from founders of the field, including Justin Barrett, E. Thomas Lawson, Robert N. McCauley, Paschal Boyer, Armin Geertz and Harvey Whitehouse, as well as from younger scholars from successive stages in the field's development, this is an important survey of the first twenty-five years of the cognitive science of religion. Each chapter provides the author's views on the contributions the cognitive science of religion has made to the academic study of religion, as well as any shortcomings in the field and challenges for the future. Religion Explained? The Cognitive Science of Religion after Twenty-five Years calls attention to the field whilst providing an accessible and diverse survey of approaches from key voices, as well as offering suggestions for further research within the field. This book is essential reading for anyone in religious studies, anthropology, and the scientific study of religion.

Conservation Behavior

Author : Oded Berger-Tal
ISBN : 9781107040106
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An in-depth analysis of the impact conservation behaviour can have to develop practical tools to safeguard against biodiversity extinction.

Nerve Cells And Animal Behaviour

Author : Peter Simmons
ISBN : 9780521899772
Genre : Psychology
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This book explains the neuronal basis of animal behaviour to final year undergraduates and postgraduates without needing detailed knowledge of neurophysiology.

The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology

Author : Jennifer Vonk
ISBN : 9780199738182
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This volume brings together leading experts in comparative and evolutionary psychology. Top scholars summarize the histories and possible futures of their disciplines, and the contribution of each to illuminating the evolutionary forces that give rise to unique abilities in distantly and closely related species.

Patterns Of Behavior

Author : Richard W. Burkhardt
ISBN : 9780226080901
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Ethology, the study of animal behaviour, has emerged as a serious discipline only within the past century. This volume recounts the development of scientific interest in animals when they are alive, rather than dead on the dissecting table.

The Study Of Behavior

Author : Jerry A. Hogan
ISBN : 9781108126397
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Behavior studies now span a variety of sub-disciplines, including behavioral ecology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology and evolutionary developmental biology. While the fields' rapid growth has led to startling new insights into animal behavior, it has brought increasingly fragmented approaches to the subject. Integrating ideas and findings from a range of disciplines, this book provides a common framework for understanding diverse issues in behavior studies. The framework is derived from classical ethology, incorporating concepts and data from research in experimental psychology, neurophysiology and evolutionary biology. Hogan outlines the origin and development of major ideas and issues in the field, drawing on examples throughout to highlight connections across sub-disciplines. Demonstrating how results in one area can directly inform work in others, the book ultimately proposes concepts to facilitate new discussions that will open the way for improved dialog between researchers across behavior studies.

Tinbergen S Legacy In Behaviour

Author : Frank Von Hippel
ISBN : 9789004170292
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This book traces important scientific advances in ethology, evolutionary biology, ecology, ecotoxicology and developmental genetics made possible through the stickleback model via a selection of key papers published in the first 60 years of Behaviour along with commentary and retrospective essays.

Social Behaviour

Author : Tamás Székely
ISBN : 9780521883177
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A comprehensive analysis of the genetic, ecological and phylogenetic aspects of social behaviour, by experts in the field.

The Herring Gull S World

Author : Niko Tinbergen
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The Collins New Naturalist series is the longest-running and arguably the most influential natural history series in the world with over 100 volumes published in over 60 years. This edition is produced from an original copy by William Collins. While the mainstream New Naturalist volumes were initially intended to deal with broad subjects such as wild flowers, insects or National Parks, a parallel New Naturalist series of monographs on single species or related groups of species was also published between 1948 and 1971. There have been no additions since. Now, for the first time in over forty years, these best-selling volumes are available again. The New Naturalist monographs shared the same high standards of the main series and were envisioned as relatively short books of about 50,000 words, and in a smaller format than the main series. Artists Clifford and Rosemary Ellis were asked to design jackets for this series alongside the main series, which resulted in the same stunning, distinctive cover illustrations that had helped inspire an entire new generation of nature enthusiasts. The New Naturalist Monograph Series: 1 The Badger by Ernest Neal 2 The Redstart by John Buxton 3 The Wren by Edward A. Armstrong 4 The Yellow Wagtail by Stuart Smith 5 The Greenshank by Desmond Nethersole-Thompson 6 The Fulmar by James Fisher 7 Fleas, Flukes and Cuckoos by Miriam Rothschild and Theresa Clay 8 Ants by Derek Wragge Morley 9 The Herring Gull's World by Niko Tinbergen 10 Mumps, Measles and Mosaics by Kenneth M. Smith and Roy Markham 11 The Heron by Frank A. Lowe 12 Squirrels by Monica Shorten 13 The Rabbit by Harry V. Thompson and Alastair N. Worden 14 Birds of the London Area Since 1900 by R. C. Holmes and the London Natural History Society 15 The Hawfinch by Guy Mountfort 16 The Salmon by J. W. Jones 17 Lords & Ladies by Cecil T. Prime 18 Oysters by C. M. Yonge 19 The House Sparrow by J. D. Summers-Smith 20 The Wood Pigeon by R. K. Murton 21 The Trout by W. E. Frost and M. E. Brown 22 The Mole by Kenneth Mellanby

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