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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Animal Behaviour by C. Lloyd Morgan. Book Cover. Download. This classic textbook is a concise introductory guide to the subject of animal behavior. The book is organized by first building the four-cornered. 𝗣𝗗𝗙 | On Oct 26, , Miles Engell and others published Animal Behavior, Ninth edition. The final section of the book (Chapters 34–40). presents key issues.
Add to Cart Fish travel in schools, birds migrate in flocks, honeybees swarm, and ants build trails. How and why do these collective behaviors occur? Exploring how coordinated group patterns emerge from individual interactions, Collective Animal Behavior reveals why animals produce group behaviors and examines their evolution across a range of species. Providing a synthesis of mathematical modeling, theoretical biology, and experimental work, David Sumpter investigates how animals move and arrive together, how they transfer information, how they make decisions and synchronize their activities, and how they build collective structures. Sumpter constructs a unified appreciation of how different group-living species coordinate their behaviors and why natural selection has produced these groups.
Ecology, natural selection, macroevolution, microevolution, and gene constitute the foundation of animal behaviour. Various animal groups exhibit diverse strategies for their survival and reproduction which are discussed in this book.
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It would be useful for the researchers in the field of animal behaviour, and conservation biologists. It would also attract students who are pursuing courses in Sociology and Anthropology. Key features Presents a well-balanced view of ethology. Discusses the current development in the field. Includes a glossary of important terms.
Offers chapter-end questions to check the students understanding of the concept. Preface Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgements 2.
Trends in Animal Behaviour Studies 3. Interaction between Gene, Neuron, Hormone and Environment 4. Innate and Learned Behaviour 5. Animal Communication 6.
Science Cultural phylogenies: literature Relationship among various versions of historical manuscripts, such as The Canterbury Tales, can be determined using phylogenetic methods from biology Barbrook et al. Nature Cultural phylogenies: linguistics Similarity in vocabulary across languages also allows the construction of language phylogenies, shedding light on their historical relationship.
Science has certainly been used to justify some odious practices e. Herbert Spencer and Francis Galton who applied the law of the survival of the fittest to society, and believed that humanitarian impulses had to be resisted as nothing should be allowed to interfere with the severity of the social struggle for existence, the entire point of which was to produce winners and losers Evolutionary biologists, however, try to explain why a behavior exists, not to justify it.
Test case: adoption Test: adoption Marshall Sahlins : criticised sociobiology. Pointed out that adoption is very frequent on many islands in the central Pacific Oceania. He regarded adoption as an arbitrary cultural tradition and saw sociobiology as irrelevant for understanding human behaviour. Anthropologist Joan Silk : tested whether adopted children were related to the adopters in 11 cultures in Oceania.
If they are related, then adoption can raise the inclusive fitness of the adopters. Silk Adoption and kinship in Oceania. American Anthropologist Adopting non-relatives, thus, may be maladaptive, but caring for children is usually adaptive.
Similarly, overweight or underweight women are less likely to become pregnant than women of average weight. Thus, we would expect males to be attuned to cues that signal ovulation. B Roberts et al. Biology Letters Adaptive mate preferences Conditional mate preferences For example, females who rate their own attractiveness highly show a stronger preference for both relatively masculine and symmetrical faces Conditional mate preferences Similarly, both males and females who consider themselves high ranking mate prospects express a preference for similarly highly ranked mates.
Sexual conflict Men consistently express a greater interest in having multiple sexual partners over a given time period than women. Sexual conflict Men and women also differ in how likely they would be to have sex with a partner after knowing the individual for different lengths of time. Was heavily criticised. Coercive sex Yes, raped woman are most often in their early 20s, when they are maximally fertile.
Murder victims, by contrast are usually well into their 30s.
Coercive sex Frequency of star cluster Y chromosome haplotype.