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The Resource Animal Conflict, edited by Felicity A. Huntingford, Angela K. Turner

Animal Conflict, edited by Felicity A. Huntingford, Angela K. Turner

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Animal Conflict
Title
Animal Conflict
Statement of responsibility
edited by Felicity A. Huntingford, Angela K. Turner
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Language
eng
Summary
In the past twenty years there have been many new developments in the study of animal behaviour: for example, more sophisticated methods of neurophysiology; more precise techniques for assessing hormonal levels; more accurate methods for studying animals in the wild; and, on the functional side, the growth of behavioural ecology with its use of optimality theory and game theory. In addition, there has been a burgeoning number of studies on a wide range of species. The study of aggression has benefited greatly from these develop­ ments; this is reflected in the appearance of a number of specialized texts, both on behavioural ecology and on physiology and genetics. However, these books have often been collections of papers by spe­ cialists for specialists. No one book brings together for the non­ specialist all the diverse aspects of aggression, including behavioural ecology, genetics, development, evolution and neurophysiology. Neither has there been a comparative survey dealing with all these aspects. Therefore one of our aims in writing this book was to fill in these gaps. Another of our aims was to put aggression into context with respect to other aspects of an animal's lifestyle and in particular to other ways in which animals deal with conflicts of interest. Aggressive behaviour does not occur in a biological vacuum. It both influences and is influenced by the animal's ecological and social environment, so we consider both the complex antecedent conditions in which aggressive behaviour occurs, and its ramifying consequences in the ecosystem
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Huntingford, Felicity A
Dewey number
591.51
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non fiction
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Turner, Angela K
Series statement
Chapman and Hall Animal Behaviour Series
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Science (General)
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Animal Conflict, edited by Felicity A. Huntingford, Angela K. Turner
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Contents
One Patterns of Animal Conflict -- 1 Conflict in the animal world -- 2 A survey of animal conflict -- 3 Issues and concepts in the study of animal conflict -- Two The Causes of Agonistic Behaviour -- 4 Behavioural mechanisms -- 5 The role of hormones -- 6 Neural mechanisms -- Three Genetic and Environmental Influences -- 7 Genetics -- 8 Development -- Four Consequences, Fitness and Evolutionary Change -- 9 The consequences of animal conflict -- 10 Evolutionary history -- 11 The behavioural ecology of animal conflict -- 12 The biology of human aggression -- References -- Species index
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ocn858943997
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9789401090087
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uncompressed
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SpringerLink
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access
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(OCoLC)858943997
Label
Animal Conflict, edited by Felicity A. Huntingford, Angela K. Turner
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Color
not applicable
Contents
One Patterns of Animal Conflict -- 1 Conflict in the animal world -- 2 A survey of animal conflict -- 3 Issues and concepts in the study of animal conflict -- Two The Causes of Agonistic Behaviour -- 4 Behavioural mechanisms -- 5 The role of hormones -- 6 Neural mechanisms -- Three Genetic and Environmental Influences -- 7 Genetics -- 8 Development -- Four Consequences, Fitness and Evolutionary Change -- 9 The consequences of animal conflict -- 10 Evolutionary history -- 11 The behavioural ecology of animal conflict -- 12 The biology of human aggression -- References -- Species index
Control code
ocn858943997
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401090087
Level of compression
uncompressed
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858943997

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