Animal Behavior An Evolutionary Approach 11th Edition

Animal Behavior An Evolutionary Approach 11th Edition
Author: Dustin R. Rubenstein & John Alcock
Release at: 2019
Pages: 668
Edition: 11th Edition
Language: English

Description of Animal Behavior An Evolutionary Approach 11th Edition

Animal Behavior An Evolutionary Approach 11th Edition by Dustin R. R. & J. Alcock is a great Zoology book for studies. For more than 40 years, Animal Behavior has been the leading textbook for intrducing undergraduate students to the topic of animal behavior. John Alcock authored the first edition of this book in 1975, and after 9 subsequent versions, this 11th edition brings on a new lead author, Dustin Rubenstein. The 11th edition maintains its narrative tone as well as its focus on both evolutionary and mechanistic approaches to understanding how and why animals as different as insects and humans behave the way they do. In an effort to keep up with the rapidly evolving field of animal behavior, this new version also brings a more integrative approach to studying behavior, emphasizing the growing body of research linking behavior to the brain, genes, and hormones, as well as to the surrounding ecological and social environments.

Topics like epigenetics and collective behaviors are highlighted for the first time. Additionally, the book covers the growing number of comparative phylogenetic studies in animal behavior that make use of ever-larger molecular phylogenies to generate and test new ideas in the evolution of animal behaviors. Ultimately, the book retains its primary goal of giving students a window into the various level of analysis that researchers use to explain why all living things—including humans—behave, often in complex ways.

In addition to a new lead author, the 11th edition features several new approaches and features that support both student learning and instructor teaching. After extensive research concluded that most users prefer the classic organizational structure from early editions, rather than the changes that were made in the 10th edition, the book returns to its classic organizational structure, with proximate mechanisms introduced early in the book and before an extended discussion of the ultimate factors underlying behavior. Yet, each chapter attempts to highlight both proximate and ultimate explanations throughout, illustrating the integrative nature of the field today.

Content of Animal Behavior An Evolutionary Approach 11th Edition

CHAPTER 1: An Introduction to Animal Behavior

CHAPTER 2: The Integrative Study of Behavior

CHAPTER 3: The Developmental and Genetic Bases of Behavior

CHAPTER 4: The Neural Basis of Behavior

CHAPTER 5: The Physiological Basis of Behavior

CHAPTER 6: Avoiding Predators and Finding Food

CHAPTER 7: Territoriality and Migration

CHAPTER 8: Principles of Communication

CHAPTER 9: Reproductive Behavior

CHAPTER 10: Mating Systems

CHAPTER 11: Parental Care

CHAPTER 12: Principles of Social Evolution

CHAPTER 13: Social Behavior and Sociality

CHAPTER 14: Human Behavior


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