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An old favourite renewed
on 14 December 2012
"Introduction to Animal Behaviour" is the sixth edition of a very successful textbook on every aspect of modern ethology, from classical studies to the latest developments in every field of ethology. It covers behaviour from insects to primates and from nervous systems to the organization of behaviour in individuals, social groups and in ecosystems. The authors, Manning and Dawkins have kept the four questions posed by Niko Tinbergen, causation, evolution, development and function as their structural frame; there is no better way to introduce the subject. It aims at students but its breadth allows scientists to see what is happening in the many different fields of ethology. This was my own gain from a pleasant reading; it was the detailed coverage of every area that brought me up to date. I would recommend this book to students and colleagues.
Professor Emeritus of Social Ethology