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Animal behavior

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  • The Nature of the Beastsby Ian Jared Miller

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    It is widely known that such Western institutions as the museum, the university, and the penitentiary shaped Japan?s emergence as a modern nation-state. Less commonly recognized is the role played by the distinctly hybrid institution?at once museum, laboratory, and prison?of the zoological garden. In this eye-opening study of Japan?s first modern... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Predatorby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    Eyewitness Predator introduces readers to the world of lions, tigers, wolves, eagles, sharks, and other animals that prey on other animals to survive. more...

  • Big Babies, Little Babiesby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99

    A follow-on to DK's successful Animal Families, this new book lures its readers into a magical world populated by appealing young creatures. Within its pages, children can see a baby beaver help build a dam, baby chicks learn to scratch for food, baby chipmunks scurry up a tree, and baby walruses bask on an iceberg in the sun. Wherever they live,... more...

  • Infanticide by Males and its Implicationsby Carel P. van Schaik; Charles H. Janson

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 90.00

    Analysis of impact of infanticide on social organization and reproductive behavior in primates including humans. more...

  • Animal Communication Networksby P. K. McGregor

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 166.00

    This book is about how and why animals communicate, covering several different animal groups and types of signal. more...

  • Geographic Variation in Behaviorby Susan A. Foster; John A. Endler

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 239.99

    Explores the evolution of geographic variation in behaviour within species. This volume summarizes advances in the field, evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches, and gives an overview of this area. It also brings together evidence that behaviour varies geographically, and looks at some of the richness in phenomena. more...

  • Parasites and the Behavior of Animalsby Janice Moore

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 52.99

    This volume presents ecological consequences and evolutionary mechanisms that may be associated with behavioural alterations in parasitized hosts. Alterations may result from natural selection favouring the host or parasite, or side-effects caused by physiological changes associated with symbiosis. more...

  • Stereotypic Animal Behaviourby G. Mason; J. Rushen

    CABI 2006; US$ 75.00

    Abnormal behaviour patterns, from the jumping and somersaulting of caged laboratory mice to the pacing of enclosed 'big cats', are displayed by many millions of farm, zoo, research and companion animals. Including new chapters and over 30 contributors, this book focuses on the causation and treatment of these environment-induced stereotypic behaviours,... more...

  • Migration of Organismsby Ashraf M.T. Elewa

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 149.00

    Presents a collection of topics, which explains the migration of organisms through many examples of different groups of marine and non-marine organisms, ranging from micro-invertebrates to large vertebrates (mammals), and focusing on several aspects that are not collected together. more...

  • Animal Cognition and Behaviorby R.L. Mellgren

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 114.00

    Contributed chapters by psychologists and behavioral biologists provide a broad coverage of animal behavior, and governing brain processes. Topics covered include: foraging behavior and strategies, economics and psychology, memory of events and space, time perception, expectancies, food preferences and diet selection, behavior variability and the concept... more...