Evolution of Animal Behaviour
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Evolution of Animal Behaviour : Paleontological and Field Approaches

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This volume highlights current research in the field of animal behavior, with an emphasis on evolutionary perspectives. The contributors represent paleontological, field, and experimental approaches. They focus on a series of studies that confront wide-ranging issues, including sexual selection, mate choice, differential parental investment, apparent altruism, cooperative behavior, and the relevance of phylogenetic constraints and historical information. The volume will be of special interest to evolutionary biologists, behavioral ecologists, and paleontologists.show more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 16mm | 462.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, linecuts, tables
  • 0195040066
  • 9780195040067

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Claus NIELSEN writes that his book is "not meant as an alternative to the several recent textbooks of systematic zoology, but as a supplement ...". Compared to these, Claus NIELSEN provides more original illustrations, a more elaborate discussion of alternative hypotheses, more intriguing phylogenetic arguments, and definitely easier reading. * Michael Schmitt, Zoologischer Anzeiger, Band 236 Heft 2 * Any successful treatment of the phylogeny of the animal kingdom these days should have three things: 1) a solid knowledge of all the groups, 2) a cladistic approach, and 3) a love of the myriad diversity of the creatures themselves. Claus Nielsen's new book has all three of these ... I find that the author has done a remarkable job of making sense of invertebrates ... a find piece of work. * Cladistics * 'This is a valuable book that contains a good blend of topics.' Animal Behaviourshow more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; Jennifer A Kitchell & Matthew H Nitecki: Evolution and behaviour; HISTORICAL APPROACHES TO THE EVOLUTION OF BEHAVIOUR: George V Lauder: Homology, analogy, and the evolution of behaviour; John H Ostrom-Peabody: Social and unsocial behaviour in dinosaurs; Adolf Seilacher: Evolution of behaviour as expressed in marine trace fossils; Jennifer A Kitchell: The evolution of predator-prey behaviour: Naticid gastropods and their molluscan prey; FIELD AND EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES TO THE EVOLUTION OF BEHAVIOUR: Randy Thornhill: Relative parental contribution of the sexes to their offspring and the operation of sexual selection; John W Fitzpatrick & Glen E Woolfenden: Demographic routes to cooperative breeding in some New World jays; Jean Altmann: Parent-offspring interactions in Arthropoid Primates: an evolutionary perspective; Index.show more

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