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The Resource Animal behaviour : a very short introduction, Tristram D. Wyatt

Animal behaviour : a very short introduction, Tristram D. Wyatt

Label
Animal behaviour : a very short introduction
Title
Animal behaviour
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Tristram D. Wyatt
Title variation
Animal behavior
Title variation remainder
a very short introduction
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. The application of new molecular tools such as DNA fingerprinting and genomics is causing a revolution in the study of animal behaviour, while developments in computing and image analysis allow us to investigate behaviour in ways never previously possible. By combining these with the traditional methods of observation and experiments, we are now learning more about animal behaviour than ever before. In this Very Short Introduction Tristram D. Wyatt discusses how animal behaviour has evolved, how behaviours develop in each individual (considering the interplay of genes, epigenetics, and experience), how we can understand animal societies, and how we can explain collective behaviour such as swirling flocks of starlings. Using lab and field studies from across the whole animal kingdom, he looks at mammals, butterflies, honeybees, fish, and birds, analysing what drives behaviour, and exploring instinct, learning, and culture. Looking more widely at behavioural ecology, he also considers some aspects of human behaviour.--
Member of
Assigning source
publisher
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
591.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL751
LC item number
.W93 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
513
Label
Animal behaviour : a very short introduction, Tristram D. Wyatt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-140) 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
1. How animals behave (and why) -- 2. Sensing and responding -- 3. How behaviour develops -- 4. Learning and animal culture -- 5. Signals for survival -- 6. Winning strategies -- 7. The wisdom of crowds -- 8. Applying behaviour
Control code
sky284932350
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 146 pages
Isbn
9780198712152
Lccn
2016956624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
a2518693
Label
Animal behaviour : a very short introduction, Tristram D. Wyatt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-140) 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
1. How animals behave (and why) -- 2. Sensing and responding -- 3. How behaviour develops -- 4. Learning and animal culture -- 5. Signals for survival -- 6. Winning strategies -- 7. The wisdom of crowds -- 8. Applying behaviour
Control code
sky284932350
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 146 pages
Isbn
9780198712152
Lccn
2016956624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
a2518693

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