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TEXTBOOKOFANIMALBEHAVIOUR,THIRDEDITION

ByMANDAL,FATIKBARAN

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ISBN: 9788120351486
Pages:408
Binding:PaperBack
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DESCRIPTION
Thiswellacceptedbook,nowinitsThirdEdi on,isanextensionofthepreviousedi on.Thetexthas
furtherenrichedwithmoreinforma ontounderstandanimalbehaviourcoherentlyandscien fically.
Thebooka emptstoprovideareasonablysuitableaccountofanimalbehaviourforundergraduateas
well as postgraduate students. Although behaviour of animals has fascinated people for a long,
behaviouralbiologyhasbeenincorporatedinthesyllabiveryrecently.Thestudyofbehaviourreceived
itsimportantboostfromtheworkofCharlesDarwinwhousedthetermins nct,torefertothe
naturalbehaviourofanimals.Inthe1930s,acomprehensivetheoryofanimalbehaviouremerged
throughtheworkofKonradLorenzand,laterofNikoTinbergen.Biologicalstudyofbehaviour,infact
cameofageasasciencewhenLorenz,TinbergenandKarlvonFrischreceivedtheNobelPrizefortheir
contribu ontoscience.
Observing and describing exactly what animals do is fascina ng and scien fic analysis of their
behaviour is significant for several reasons. Each species tends to have an array of stereotyped
behaviours,someofwhicharesharedwithrelatedspecies,butothersareunique.Ecology,natural
selec on,macroevolu on,microevolu on,andgenecons tutethefounda onofanimalbehaviour.
Variousanimalgroupsexhibitdiversestrategiesfortheirsurvivalandreproduc onwhicharediscussed
inthisbook.

The book is primarily intended for the students of B.Sc./M.Sc. (Zoology/Life Science) for their
courses.Itwouldbeusefulfortheresearchersinthefieldofanimalbehaviour,andconserva on
biologists.Itwouldalsoa ractstudentswhoarepursuingcoursesinSociologyandAnthropology.
Keyfeatures
Presentsawellbalancedviewofethology.
Discussesthecurrentdevelopmentinthefield.
Includesaglossaryofimportantterms.
Oerschapterendques onstocheckthestudentsunderstandingoftheconcept.

CONTENTS
PrefacePrefacetotheFirstEdi on
Acknowledgements
1.Introduc on
2.TrendsinAnimalBehaviourStudies
3.Interac onbetweenGene,Neuron,HormoneandEnvironment
4.InnateandLearnedBehaviour
5.AnimalCommunica on
6.DefensiveBehaviourandBiomimicry
7.Chronobiology
8.Migra onandOtherRythmicBehaviours
9.SociobiologyandSocialBehaviour
10.SexualBehaviourandParentalCare
11.BehaviouralEcologyandConserva onBiology
12.HumanBehaviour GlossaryReferences
Index
ABOUTTHEAUTHOR(s)
Fa kBaranMandal,PhD,AssociateProfessorofZoology,BankuraChris anCollege,Bankura,West
Bengalhasmorethan17yearsofteachingexperience.HehasbeenawardedFellowshipofZoological
SocietyofIndia(FZSI)intheyear1995.Dr.Mandal,amemberoftheAdvisoryBoardoftheJournalof
Scien fic Review, Editorial Board member of the World Journal of Science and Technology, Open
ResearchJournalofScienceandEnvironment,andScienceJournalInterna onalisareviewerofseveral
Journals.Amemberofseveralna onalandinterna onalorganiza ons,heisalsoafacultymemberof
Webmed Central. He has authored six books, including Human Parasitology (Second Edi on), and
InvertebrateZoology,publishedbyPHILearning.

His field of interest includes ecology and evolu onary biology, biodiversity, parasitology, and
behaviouralbiology.

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