Written in a concise and engaging style, this new book:
includes examples from both marine and terrestrial environments around the world
places current research alongside classic examples, and
puts the study of animal behavior in an applied context, emphasizing the implications for animal welfare and animal conservation.
Carefully designed to meet the needs of students coming to the subject for the first time, the book includes the following features:
key concept boxes
Focus on boxes
guided reading to aid revision and further study
case studies and boxed examples that reinforce essential points, and
questions for discussion.
This book is essential reading for degree–level students following modular programs in biology, zoology, marine biology, and psychology.
2. Controlling Behavior: The Role Of The Nervous System.
3. The Motivation And Organization Of Behavior.
4. The Development Of Behavior.
6. Foraging Behavior: Finding, Choosing, And Processing Food.
7. Avoiding Predation: Staying Alive Against The Odds.
8. Reproductive Behavior: Passing On Your Genes
"Scott presents a fascinating subject in an arresting manner, condensing his material but not sacrificing detail." Times Higher Education Supplement, December 2005