John Alcock (Author). out of .. This item:Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach by John Alcock Paperback $ Elements of Ecology (9th Edition). As an undergraduate, years ago, I was assigned the third edition of John Alcock’s “Animal Behavior,” and found it to be an interesting read, with. John Alcock Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach, Ninth Edition. Stock Image. Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach, Ninth Edition: John Alcock.

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Animal Behavior, Ninth edition. The first five chapters, alxock fact, focus largely on the proximate causes of behavior, looking at the genetic and physiological underpinnings of behaviors. I prefer to intersperse human behavior throughout the course, and would have preferred the book do the same, but since many animal behavior texts omit human behavior entirely, I am hesitant to complain.

I encourage my students to read the summary at the end of each chapter first, so as not to lose sight of the big picture and get lost in the details and examples.

John Alcock is professor of zoology at Arizona State University. 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. The spine may show signs of wear.


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The final chapter is devoted to the evolution of human behaviors, which is always fascinating for the beginning animal behavior student. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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This page was last updated: ISBN9th edition. In addition, for the professor of the alcoc, 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.

An Evolutionary Approach Email alerts New issue alert. Alcock continues to lean more heavily toward the evolutionary perspective, but does present the mechanistic view well in most cases.

Some cover wear, a few barcode stickers on back cover. Editoin permissions please email: It is in general a highly enjoyable book to read, both for those who know the field well and for those just being introduced to the wonders of animal behavior. Title Studyguide for Animal Behavior: Much of the conceptually based discussion and theory is difficult for my beginning students. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date.


All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Behaviorr can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes canno The remaining chapters each address a different type of behavior, but the common theme of evolutionary theory is used to tie them together. The writing is easy to read and understand, it is packed with detailed examples, figures, and illustrations all complete with full bibliographic informationand it presents a well-balanced view of proximate and ultimate causes of behavior, both of vertebrates and invertebrates.

Animal Behavior An Evolutionary Approach. No highlighting, pages in bejavior condition. Browse Related Browse Related. Studyguide for Animal Behavior: Sign In or Create an Account. I try to send at least one reminder alccok. Gently used textbook with minimal signs of previous use.

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Overall, this is a terrific text for the introductory animal behavior course, providing a wealth of background information and covering the breadth of the field.

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