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Parental Care in Mammals by David J. Gubernick

Title Parental Care in Mammals
Author David J. Gubernick
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2013-11-11
Category Science
Total Pages 460
ISBN 1461331501
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The editors of this volume have honored me by their invitation to write its Fore word, an invitation extended because of my editing a book on the maternal behav ior of mammals in 1963. Much as I would like to think that I had opened a new area of study-and so played some part in the appearance of this fine new collec tion of chapters-the facts are quite otherwise. That in 1963 I could assemble the efforts of many distinguished investigators shows that the topic had already engaged their attention, and had for some years past. But even then, the topic had origins extending much farther into the past, to mention only Wiesner and Sheard's book Maternal Behavior in the Rat of 1933. Nevertheless, in 1963 it seemed to me that the study of maternal care in mammals had lagged behind the study of other kinds of social behavior. The present volume does much to establish parental care of the young as a topic central to an understanding of the relation between ontogeny and phylogeny, to the development of the young, to the social organization of the species, and to its preservation. It may now be seen not only as interesting but as a most signifi cant pattern of behavior among mammals.

Parental Care in Mammals by David J. Gubernick

Title Parental Care in Mammals
Author David J. Gubernick
Publisher Springer
Release 1981
Category Science
Total Pages 459
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The editors of this volume have honored me by their invitation to write its Fore word, an invitation extended because of my editing a book on the maternal behav ior of mammals in 1963. Much as I would like to think that I had opened a new area of study-and so played some part in the appearance of this fine new collec tion of chapters-the facts are quite otherwise. That in 1963 I could assemble the efforts of many distinguished investigators shows that the topic had already engaged their attention, and had for some years past. But even then, the topic had origins extending much farther into the past, to mention only Wiesner and Sheard's book Maternal Behavior in the Rat of 1933. Nevertheless, in 1963 it seemed to me that the study of maternal care in mammals had lagged behind the study of other kinds of social behavior. The present volume does much to establish parental care of the young as a topic central to an understanding of the relation between ontogeny and phylogeny, to the development of the young, to the social organization of the species, and to its preservation. It may now be seen not only as interesting but as a most signifi cant pattern of behavior among mammals.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals by William F. Perrin

Title Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
Author William F. Perrin
Publisher Academic Press
Release 2009-02-26
Category Science
Total Pages 1352
ISBN 9780080919935
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors – all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION “This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE "...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE

Infanticide And Parental Care by Stefano Parmigiani

Title Infanticide And Parental Care
Author Stefano Parmigiani
Publisher Routledge
Release 2016-12-05
Category Medical
Total Pages 496
ISBN 1134948034
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Title Parental Care Evolution Mechanisms And Adaptive Significance
Author
Publisher Academic Press
Release 1996-11-18
Category Psychology
Total Pages 715
ISBN 9780080582863
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Advances in the Study of Behavior presents its first thematic volume, focusing on the physiological and behavioral mechanisms underlying parental care. The book discusses parental care both within and across taxa, with coverage of invertebrates and early vertebrates, fishes, amphibia, reptiles, mammals, birds, and nonhuman primates. A running theme throughout the chapters shows that parental care is anchored to the ecology, reproductive physiology, and embryonic development of a species. Coverage also includes mechanisms of parental care, including analysis of the stimuli that parents respond to and how parental care is initiated, maintained, and terminated. Individual differences within species are also explored, examining stable differences in maternal style, how they arise, and the consequences for both mother and infant.

Title Animal Behaviour Evolution and Mechanisms
Author Nils Anthes
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2010-04-03
Category Science
Total Pages 707
ISBN 3642026249
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This up-to-date review examines key areas of animal behaviour, including communication, cognition, conflict, cooperation, sexual selection and behavioural variation. Various tests are covered, including recent empirical examples.

Advanced Biology by Michael Kent

Title Advanced Biology
Author Michael Kent
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2000-07-06
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 624
ISBN 0199141959
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Written by an experienced author and teacher of students with a wide range of abilities, Advanced Biology will spark interest and motivate A-Level students.

Behavioral Endocrinology by Jill B. Becker

Title Behavioral Endocrinology
Author Jill B. Becker
Publisher MIT Press
Release 2002
Category Medical
Total Pages 776
ISBN 9780262523219
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The second edition of a popular introduction to the field of behavioral endocrinology.

Monogamy by Ulrich H. Reichard

Title Monogamy
Author Ulrich H. Reichard
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2003-09-11
Category Psychology
Total Pages 267
ISBN 9780521525770
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book explores the biological roots of social, sexual and reproductive monogamy in birds, mammals and humans.

TEXTBOOK OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR by FATIK BARAN MANDAL

Title TEXTBOOK OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Author FATIK BARAN MANDAL
Publisher PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Release 2012-01-17
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 364
ISBN 9788120345195
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This well-accepted book, now stands in its second edition, is a time-honoured revision and extension of the previous edition. Beginning with an introduction to the study of animal behaviour, the book explains the various aspects of behavioural biology incorporating a wealth of information from molecular biology, neurobiology, and socio-biology with a new approach. It describes different kinds of innate and learned behaviours, animal communications, defensive behaviours such as camouflage and mimicry with suitable illustrations. The book incorporates the introductory concepts of biomimicry in an attractive manner. Further, it discusses biorhythms, migration in fish and birds, in addition to evolution and physiological basis of migration. The text also presents the important aspects of socio-biology and social behaviours, such as feeding, adaptation, prey defence, territoriality, aggression, altruism, sexuality, and parental care. Finally, it provides discussions on behavioural ecology in the context of conservation biology, and human behaviour. The book presents the basic principles of animal behaviour with the aid of carefully selected examples from both the recent and classic literature along with an emphasis on readability. In the present edition, topics like eusociality and behavioural theories have been incorporated. This edition also includes as many as 11 published articles by the author on different topics related to the subject matter in box format to further strengthen the text. The book is primarily intended for the students of B.Sc./M.Sc. (Zoology/Life Science) for their courses. It would be useful for the researchers in the field of animal behaviour, and conservation biologists. It would also attract readership studying Sociology and Anthropology. KEY FEATURES : Presents a well-balanced view of ethology. Discusses the current development in the field. Includes a glossary of important terms. Offers end-of-chapter questions to check the students' understanding of the concepts.