Principles of Animal Behavior
The most balanced coverage of proximate and ultimate factors
The Third Edition allows students to develop a comprehensive view of the field. The text couples expanded coverage of proximate factors, including neurobiology, endocrinology, genetics, and behavior, with chapters introducing learning and cultural transmission. Examples of proximate and ultimate factors are then integrated into every chapter that follows, reinforcing the way ethologists understand them: as a complex interaction of each type of causation.
A current approach to the field exploring the frontiers of animal behavior
The Third Edition offers current research examples in every chapter, including new examples highlighting the growing body of research on the importance of learning and cultural transmission. Phylogenetics is also thoroughly introduced and integrated throughout, both in the text and visually as phylogenetic trees.
A focus on contemporary and applied animal behavior research
Every chapter features a new box highlighting a recent research study in applied animal behavior with an emphasis on conservation.
Extensive Video Resources bring animal behavior to life in and outside the classroom
The Norton Animal Behavior DVD includes an extensive selection of video clips, from the BBC, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and researchers cited in the book. Web-based video quizzes—new for the Third Edition—for the clips based on research examples covered in the book test students on their mastery of core concepts as well as their ability to analyze examples of animal behavior.
Chapter 1: Principles of Animal Behavior
Chapter 2: The Evolution of Behavior
Chapter 3: Proximate Factors I: Neurobiology and Hormones
Chapter 4: Proximate Factors II: Development and Molecular Genetics
Chapter 5: Learning
Chapter 6: Cultural Transmission
Chapter 7: Sexual Selection
Chapter 8: Mating Systems
Chapter 9: Kinship
Chapter 10: Cooperation
Chapter 11: Foraging
Chapter 12: Antipredator Behavior
Chapter 13: Communication
Chapter 14: Habitat Selection, Territoriality, and Migration
Chapter 15: Aggression
Chapter 16: Play, Aging and Disease, Animal Personalities