Provides a concise and readable introduction to key concepts in animal behaviour, drawing on examples, analogies and lively discussion to aid understanding of this complex subject. There is particular emphasis on understanding evolutionary theories and how they have operated in nature to produce the behaviours exhibited by animals today.
Table of contents
1. Adaptation 2. Optimality 3. Inclusive Fitness 4. Genes and Innate Behaviour 5. Communication 6. Sex and Sexual Selection 7. The Machinery of Behaviour 8. Cognitive Ethology 9. Consciousness 10. Animal Behaviour and Human Behaviour
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