Animal behaviour : a very short introduction
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
0198712154, 9780198712152
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Published
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition
First edition.
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xix, 146 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
0198712154, 9780198712152

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-140) and index.
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How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. The application of new molecular tools such as DNA fingerprinting and genomics is causing a revolution in the study of animal behaviour, while developments in computing and image analysis allow us to investigate behaviour in ways never previously possible. By combining these with the traditional methods of observation and experiments, we are now learning more about animal behaviour than ever before. In this Very Short Introduction Tristram D. Wyatt discusses how animal behaviour has evolved, how behaviours develop in each individual (considering the interplay of genes, epigenetics, and experience), how we can understand animal societies, and how we can explain collective behaviour such as swirling flocks of starlings. Using lab and field studies from across the whole animal kingdom, he looks at mammals, butterflies, honeybees, fish, and birds, analysing what drives behaviour, and exploring instinct, learning, and culture. Looking more widely at behavioural ecology, he also considers some aspects of human behaviour.--publisher.

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