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Animal Behavior

A guide to the hows and whys of animals as they interact with each other
and with the world around them.

This textbook focuses on the mechanisms and evolution of animal behavior, including neural, hormonal, and genetic substrates of behavior; foraging; anti-predator defenses; mating systems and sexual selection; social behavior; communication; parental care; kin selection and recognition; and territoriality. Associated laboratory exercises provide hands-on experience for many of these concepts.

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