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"Essential Animal Behavior" by Graham Scott


Эта богато иллюстрированная книга познакомит любопытных с ключевыми вопросами науки о поведении животных. Вопросы для обсуждения, предложенные в конце каждой главы, можно использовать для полировки своего словарного запаса.
"Essential Animal Behavior" provides a comprehensive introduction to all areas of the subject: from the genetic and neurobiological control of behavior to the learning, development, and function of behavior in an evolutionary context. Social behaviour is also covered throughout the text.

Written in a concise and engaging style and carefully designed to meet the needs of students coming to the subject for the first time, the book includes the following features:

- key concept boxes
- focus on boxes
- chapter summaries
- guided reading to aid revision and further study
- case studies and boxed examples that reinforce essential points, 
- questions for discussion.
This book is essential reading for degree-level students following modular programs in biology, zoology, and psychology.
Chapter 1. Essential animal behavior: an introduction
Chapter 2. Controlling behavior: the role of the nervous system
Chapter 3. The motivation and organization of behavior
Chapter 4. The development of behavior
Chapter 5. Communication
Chapter 6. Foraging behavior: finding, choosing, and processing food
Chapter 7. Avoiding predation: staying alive against the odds
Chapter 8. Reproductive behavior: passing on your genes

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