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Animal behavior

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  • Pleasurable Kingdomby J. Balcombe

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2006; US$ 24.95

    Animal behaviour expert, Dr Jonathan Balcombe, combines rigorous evidence, elegant argument and amusing anecdotes to show that that animals, like humans, enjoy themselves. It debunks the popular perception that life for most is a continuous struggle for survival and suggests that creatures feel good thanks to play, sex, food, comfort and more. more...

  • Advances in the Study of Behaviorby Peter Slater; Jay S. Rosenblatt; Colin Beer

    Elsevier Science 1990; US$ 72.95

    Advances in the Study of Behavior more...

  • Orientation and Navigation in Vertebratesby Andrii Rozhok

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 203.07

    This book reviews all major models and hypotheses concerning the mechanisms supposed to underlie the process of navigation in vertebrates. It covers data on all major model groups of vertebrates studied in the context of animal navigation. more...

  • A Cup of Comfort for Cat Loversby Colleen Sell

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.96

    You know much joy your furry friend adds to your life and in this stunning new collection you'll find fifty more cats that will steal your heart-one meow at a time. From a wayward Calico that rescues his family from a deadly snake to a sophisticated Siamese that helps to heal her ailing owner, A Cup of Comfort for Cat Lovers celebrates the courage,... more...

  • Advances in the Study of Behaviorby H. Jane Brockmann; Timothy J. Roper; Marc Naguib; Katherine E. Wynne-Edwards; Chris Barnard; John Mitani

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 160.00

    Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and... more...

  • Animal Cognition and Behaviorby R. L. Mellgren

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 119.00

    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...

  • Foragingby David W. Stephens; Joel S. Brown; Ronald C. Ydenberg

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    Foraging is fundamental to animal survival and reproduction, yet it is much more than a simple matter of finding food; it is a biological imperative. Animals must find and consume resources to succeed, and they make extraordinary efforts to do so. For instance, pythons rarely eat, but when they do, their meals are large—as much as 60 percent... more...

  • Animals at Playby Marc Bekoff

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 18.95

    What can we learn from watching animals play?  Dogs chase each other and wrestle. Cats pounce and bite. These animals may look like they are fighting, but if you pay close attention— as world-renowned biologist Marc Bekoff does—you can see they are playing and learning the rules of their games. In Animals at Play, Bekoff shows us how animals... more...

  • Headless Males Make Great Loversby Marty Crump; Alan Crump

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 14.00

    The natural world is filled with diverse—not to mention quirky and odd—animal behaviors. Consider the male praying mantis that continues to mate after being beheaded; the spiders, insects, and birds that offer gifts of food in return for sex; the male hip-pocket frog that carries his own tadpoles; the baby spiders that dine on their mother; the beetle... more...

  • Advances in the Study of Behaviorby H. Jane Brockmann; Charles T. Snowdon; Timothy J. Roper; Marc Naguib; Katherine E. Wynne-Edwards

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 149.00

    Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and... more...