Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior [3 volumes] (Hardback)
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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior [3 volumes] (Hardback)

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Hardback 1424 Pages / Published: 30/12/2004
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What is it like to be a dog, or a chimpanzee, or an ant? How do animals communicate? Why do they play? Can animals feel emotions like empathy and grief? These and many other questions are answered in the Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, the most authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible resource on the scientific study of animal behavior. Contributors consist of an international group of well-respected animal behavior scholars and authorities from many different disciplines, including biology, psychology, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, veterinary medicine, and religious studies. Entries examine a broad array of different species and behavior patterns, using techniques that range from molecular approaches to the study of behavior to analyses of individuals, populations, species, and ecosystems. Informed by the best and most recent scholarship, entries are written with the lay public in mind, and all material is explained in understandable, jargon-free language. This user-friendly resource will appeal to students and scholars of animal behavior, animal advocates, and anyone with a love for animals.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313327452
Number of pages: 1424
Weight: 3393 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 99 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Bekoff's encyclopedia is a tremendous achievement, rivaled only by Bernhard Grzimek's Grzimek's Encyclopedia of Ethology (CH, Mar'78), the last attempt to publish an encyclopedia of this scope....Scope goes beyond the traditional umbrella of behavioral ecology and sociobiology to include extensive coverage of such topics as animal welfare, animal conservation, and careers in animal behavior. This will be the standard reference for years to come. Essential. All college and university libraries."-Choice
"This groundbreaking guide to an important emerging field is an essential purchase for academic libraries. Medium to large public libraries will find it also helps their users better understand the creatures around us."-Lawrence Looks at Books
"[G]roundbreaking....The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior will utterly engross anyone who is interested in animals and wants to know how they are like and unlike humans. It's certainly the kind of book that every reasonable library should have available for student research, and it's nice to see the field getting this kind of serious attention."-The Daily Camera
"Editor's Choice Over the past several decades, the growth of knowledge and interest in animal behavior has been explosive....What is remarkable is that Marc Bekoff effectively captures the breadth of this vast discipline in his three-volume Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior....Bekoff brings together an exhaustive array of information in a well-organized, easy-to-understand manner."-SB&F
"The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior will be of interest to anyone who has ever been curious about the world of animals....The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior provides current, authoritative, comprehensive, original articles on animal behavior. The well-written, user-friendly essays are a pleasure to read. Recommended for public and academic libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"Starred Review This comprehensive, well-organized treatment explains how and why animals behave as they do. More than 200 experts, including Jane Goodall, contributed articles for this encyclopedia, providing a breadth of knowledge and viewpoints seldom seen in references of this size. Arranged alphabetically the more than 300 entries include such topics as aggression, caregiving, communication, personality, reproductive behavior, social organization, and the use of tools. Domestic as well as wild animals are included, as is information about careers within and related to the animal behavior field....This is an impressive resource for high school students and adults who wish to understand the lives of animals with whom they share a planet. Highly Recommended."-Library Media Connection
"[A]n impressive work, which covers the topic efficiently, and together with the editor's successful encyclopedic approach, it also impressively brings order to this vast and extensive topic while at the same time making the information accessible using a large number of different entries. This should definitely appeal to a wide range of people with various backgrounds and interests, from experts in the field to the general public who have an interest in zoology and ethology....[I] can easily recommend this encyclopedia to everyone interested in the topic."-Aquatic Mammals
" A n impressive work, which covers the topic efficiently, and together with the editor's successful encyclopedic approach, it also impressively brings order to this vast and extensive topic while at the same time making the information accessible using a large number of different entries. This should definitely appeal to a wide range of people with various backgrounds and interests, from experts in the field to the general public who have an interest in zoology and ethology.... I can easily recommend this encyclopedia to everyone interested in the topic."-Aquatic Mammals
" G roundbreaking....The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior will utterly engross anyone who is interested in animals and wants to know how they are like and unlike humans. It's certainly the kind of book that every reasonable library should have available for student research, and it's nice to see the field getting this kind of serious attention."-The Daily Camera
?This groundbreaking guide to an important emerging field is an essential purchase for academic libraries. Medium to large public libraries will find it also helps their users better understand the creatures around us.?-Lawrence Looks at Books
?Editor's Choice Over the past several decades, the growth of knowledge and interest in animal behavior has been explosive....What is remarkable is that Marc Bekoff effectively captures the breadth of this vast discipline in his three-volume Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior....Bekoff brings together an exhaustive array of information in a well-organized, easy-to-understand manner.?-SB&F
?Not since Grzimek's Encyclopedia of Ethology (1977), which is still in print, has such an authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on the subject been attempted....[t]his work will no doubt become the standard reference book on the subject. Strongly recommended for all academic collections and larger public libraries. This endlessly fascinating set is a seminal work in its field.?-Library Journal
?Bekoff's encyclopedia is a tremendous achievement, rivaled only by Bernhard Grzimek's Grzimek's Encyclopedia of Ethology (CH, Mar'78), the last attempt to publish an encyclopedia of this scope....Scope goes beyond the traditional umbrella of behavioral ecology and sociobiology to include extensive coverage of such topics as animal welfare, animal conservation, and careers in animal behavior. This will be the standard reference for years to come. Essential. All college and university libraries.?-Choice
?Starred Review This comprehensive, well-organized treatment explains how and why animals behave as they do. More than 200 experts, including Jane Goodall, contributed articles for this encyclopedia, providing a breadth of knowledge and viewpoints seldom seen in references of this size. Arranged alphabetically the more than 300 entries include such topics as aggression, caregiving, communication, personality, reproductive behavior, social organization, and the use of tools. Domestic as well as wild animals are included, as is information about careers within and related to the animal behavior field....This is an impressive resource for high school students and adults who wish to understand the lives of animals with whom they share a planet. Highly Recommended.?-Library Media Connection
?[G]roundbreaking....The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior will utterly engross anyone who is interested in animals and wants to know how they are like and unlike humans. It's certainly the kind of book that every reasonable library should have available for student research, and it's nice to see the field getting this kind of serious attention.?-The Daily Camera
?The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior will be of interest to anyone who has ever been curious about the world of animals....The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior provides current, authoritative, comprehensive, original articles on animal behavior. The well-written, user-friendly essays are a pleasure to read. Recommended for public and academic libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?[I]f you lend this book to anyone with a strong interest in the behaviour of animals you are certain to have a great deal of difficulty in getting it back... The contributors are a very distinguished array of mostly American professors of biology and realetd disciplines. Their articles are meaty enough to justify me warmly recommending this encyclopedia to libraries catering for university courses in biology, ethology and psychology...?-Reference Reviews
?[A]n impressive work, which covers the topic efficiently, and together with the editor's successful encyclopedic approach, it also impressively brings order to this vast and extensive topic while at the same time making the information accessible using a large number of different entries. This should definitely appeal to a wide range of people with various backgrounds and interests, from experts in the field to the general public who have an interest in zoology and ethology....[I] can easily recommend this encyclopedia to everyone interested in the topic.?-Aquatic Mammals
"Not since Grzimek's Encyclopedia of Ethology (1977), which is still in print, has such an authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on the subject been attempted....[t]his work will no doubt become the standard reference book on the subject. Strongly recommended for all academic collections and larger public libraries. This endlessly fascinating set is a seminal work in its field."-Library Journal
"[I]f you lend this book to anyone with a strong interest in the behaviour of animals you are certain to have a great deal of difficulty in getting it back... The contributors are a very distinguished array of mostly American professors of biology and realetd disciplines. Their articles are meaty enough to justify me warmly recommending this encyclopedia to libraries catering for university courses in biology, ethology and psychology..."-Reference Reviews

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