Social Behaviour in Animals

With Special Reference to Vertebrates

Authors: Tinbergen, J.

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HIS book is not intended as an exhaustive review T of facts. Its aim is rather the presentation of a bio­ logical approach to the phenomena of social behaviour. This type of approach was revived by Lorenz's pioneer studies. It is characterized by emphasis on the need for renewed and careful observation of the huge variety of social phenomena occurring in nature; by emphasis on a balanced study of the three main biological problems­ function, causation, evolution; by emphasis on an appro­ priate sequence of description, qualitative analysis, quanti­ tative analysis; and finally by emphasis on the need for continuous re-synthesis. The character of this approach, combined with the limitations of space, have determined this book's contents. Limits of space led to the omission of a great deal of de scrip­ tion. Thus, Deegener's voluminous work on fhe multitude of types of animal aggregations has not been discussed. Also, the highly specialized 'states' of social insects have not been treated in detail, since there are excellent books dealing exclusively with them.

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A fitting memorial would be for students and workers in the behavioural sciences to return to Tinbergen's works. Nature; Niko Tinbergen's outstanding contribution to the study of animal behaviour is well demonstrated by his leagacy of exellent books, among which the classic reprint is one of the most influential...remains as valid today as in 1946 BES Bulletin; The book..is obviously a classic and there is no doubt that it has contributed in establishing many a vocation..The present edition benefits from a foreword by Baerends..very few recent textbooks deal with the study of animal behaviour in such an enjoyable way.. Acta O Ecologica

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Behaviour in Animals
Book Subtitle
With Special Reference to Vertebrates
Authors
Copyright
1965
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
N. Tinbergen
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-7686-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-7686-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-412-36920-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
184
Number of Illustrations
83 b/w illustrations
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