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Animal Behavior
How and Why Animals Do the Things They Do
Ken Yasukawa, Editor
978-0-31339-871-1

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Ken Yasukawa, Editor
Ken Yasukawa, PhD, is Mead Family Professor of Science and professor of biology at Beloit College, WI. His published works include ABC-CLIO's three-volume work, Animal Behavior; Polygyny and Sexual Selection in Red-winged Blackbirds, coauthored with William A. Searcy; and Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field, coauthored with Bonnie J. Ploger. Yasukawa holds a doctorate in zoology from Indiana University and was a postdoctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University Field Research Center.
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Animal Behavior

How and Why Animals Do the Things They Do

Ken Yasukawa, Editor Ken Yasukawa, Editor


January 2014

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Discover why animals do what they do, based on their genes, physiologies, cultures, traditions, survival and mating advantages, and evolutionary histories—and find out how studying behavior in the animal world helps us understand human behavior.

The three volumes of Animal Behavior: How and Why Animals Do the Things They Do cover the breadth of the field, addressing causation, development, function, and evolution in a wide range of animals, from invertebrates to humans. Inspired by Nobel laureate Nikolaas Tinbergen's work, the first two volumes follow Tinbergen's four classic questions of animal behavior, while the third volume supplies integrated examples of Tinbergen's investigative process applied in specific cases.

Written in an engaging, accessible manner ideal for college students as well as general audiences, this evidence-based collection provides a fascinating tour of animal behaviorists' findings, such as how animal communication can be truthful or deceitful, the deadly serious business behind clashes in the "battle of the sexes," and how documentation of animal behavior can lead to a deeper understanding of human behavior. Each chapter provides both historical background and information about current developments in animal behavior knowledge.

Features
• Provides readers with personal narratives from the researchers themselves, enabling rare insights into how researchers think and what drives their studies
• Explains animal behavior on the animal's terms rather than anthropomorphizing its actions as is often done in the popular press and the media
• Includes a comprehensive glossary of behavioral terms

Sample Topics
Animal Personality
Behavior Genetics
Biological Clocks
Navigation
Animal Communication
Mating Systems
Ornaments and Armaments
Social Conflict
Brood Parasitism
Conservation
Eavesdropping
Hormones and Behavior
Human Mate Preferences
Social Learning
Ken Yasukawa, PhD, is Mead Family Professor of Science and professor of biology at Beloit College, WI. His published works include ABC-CLIO's three-volume work, Animal Behavior; Polygyny and Sexual Selection in Red-winged Blackbirds, coauthored with William A. Searcy; and Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field, coauthored with Bonnie J. Ploger. Yasukawa holds a doctorate in zoology from Indiana University and was a postdoctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University Field Research Center.