John Alcock (Author). out of .. This item:Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach by John Alcock Paperback $ Elements of Ecology (9th Edition). As an undergraduate, years ago, I was assigned the third edition of John Alcock’s “Animal Behavior,” and found it to be an interesting read, with. John Alcock Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach, Ninth Edition. Stock Image. Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach, Ninth Edition: John Alcock.

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The first five chapters, in fact, focus largely on the proximate causes of behavior, looking at the genetic and physiological underpinnings of behaviors.

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The writing is easy to read and understand, it is packed with detailed examples, figures, and illustrations all complete with full bibliographic informationand it presents a well-balanced view of proximate and ultimate causes of behavior, both of vertebrates and invertebrates.

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Title Studyguide for Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach by John Alcock A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Much of the conceptually based discussion and theory is difficult for my beginning students. An Evolutionary Approach, 6th Edition.

Edution spine may show signs of wear. Gently used textbook with minimal signs of previous use. This page was last updated: Animal Behavior, Ninth edition. ISBN9th edition. The final chapter is alxock to the evolution of human behaviors, which is always fascinating for the beginning animal behavior student. I encourage my students to read the summary at the end of each chapter first, so as not to lose sight of the big picture and get lost in the details and examples. No highlighting, pages in excellent condition.

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There are discussion questions throughout the text, which I find to be a more meaningful approach than placing them all at the end of each chapter. I still have the book on my shelf. Alcock continues to lean more heavily toward the evolutionary perspective, but does present the mechanistic view well in most cases.

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In addition, for the professor of the course, the ancillaries are useful and diverse—and new with the latest edition there is a DVD of video clips of behaviors, correlated with each chapter. I prefer to intersperse human behavior throughout the course, and would have preferred the book do the same, but since many animal behavior texts omit human behavior entirely, I am hesitant to complain. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.


The remaining chapters each address a different type of behavior, but the common theme of evolutionary theory behavoir used to tie them together. Animal Behavior Alcock Refine Results. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a Animal Behavior An Evolutionary Approach.

Related articles in Google Scholar. Skip to main content. Overall, this is a terrific text for the introductory animal behavior course, providing a wealth of background information and covering the breadth of the a,cock.

Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Studyguide for Animal Behavior: John Alcock is professor of zoology at Arizona State University.