Miles Engell, Animal Behavior, Ninth edition. John Alcock. I still have the book on my shelf. The writing is easy to read and understand, it is packed with detailed examples, figures, and illustrations all complete with full bibliographic information , and it presents a well-balanced view of proximate and ultimate causes of behavior, both of vertebrates and invertebrates. In addition, for the professor of the course, the ancillaries are useful and diverse—and new with the latest edition there is a DVD of video clips of behaviors, correlated with each chapter. There are discussion questions throughout the text, which I find to be a more meaningful approach than placing them all at the end of each chapter.
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Read more Read less. His research deals with the behavioural ecology of insect mating systems, with projects that have taken him from Arizona to Costa Rica and Australia. He co-authored The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems and has also written six other books on animal behaviour and natural history for general audiences.
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Verified Purchase. Purchased this for a college class and it was very helpful! Had to get this book for school and it turned out being one of my favorite classes ever. This text has a great deal of interesting information in it. I wish the editing was better, however. I had the impulse to edit it myself, then send the corrections to the publisher. This text provides a lot of case studies and examples of animal behavior. It is great for my animal behavior class. Nice product!
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Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach
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John Alcock (behavioral ecologist)
Animal Behavior : An Evolutionary Approach
His research interests include the evolution of diversity in insect populations , studying the adaptive value of different ways in which males find mating partners. Alcock is one of the original scientists to participate in the Ask A Biologist program and continues to participate in interviews as well as answering questions from students around the world. Alcock has performed extensive research and is the leading authority on the bee Centris pallida which is common in Arizona. He completed his undergraduate degree at Amherst College and his Ph.