Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach
“The tenth edition talks about behavioral ecology early and often … . I commend this conceptual shift and the overall bold revision of a classic textbook. It would have been adequate to simply sprinkle in new studies within the existing framework, so the changes seem to reflect a heartfelt desire of Alcock to make an excellent volume even better. This is clearly a labor of love and has a strong personal flavor for a textbook. … As in previous editions, the narrative is powered by Alcock's infectious desire to present science, evolution, and behavior clearly and memorably. I recommend this volume to all students of animal behavior. It is a great place to first discover the field, or to rediscover the big picture after years of work within the field.”
—Peter A. Bednekoff, The Quarterly Review of Biology
“I absolutely love this book. I have become a great fan of John Alcock. His discussions within the chapter are extremely gripping and I love his approach connecting all aspects of the genetics, environment, and evolution to the animal’s behavior. Kudos!”
—Madeline Mignone, Dominican College
For the Instructor (Available to Qualified Adopters)
Available to qualified adopters of Animal Behavior, the Tenth Edition Instructor’s Resource Library contains a variety of teaching and laboratory resources. The IRL includes the following:
Textbook Figures & Tables All of the textbook’s figures (art and photographs) and tables are provided in both JPEG (high- and low-resolution) and PowerPoint® formats. All of the images have been formatted and optimized for excellent projection quality.
Animal Behavior Video Collection This collection of video segments brings to life many of the specific behaviors discussed in the textbook. Compiled from the collection of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library and from many individual researchers, these clips are great for use in class. The segments are short and easy to incorporate into lectures. All segments are provided as QuickTime movies and in ready-to-use PowerPoint presentations.
Teaching Animal Behavior: An Instructor’s Manual to Accompany Animal Behavior, Tenth Edition
Teaching Animal Behavior offers instructors several resources to facilitate the preparation of lectures, quizzes, and exams. Contents include:
- Answers to the discussion questions presented in the textbook
- Sample quiz questions and answers
- Sample exam questions and answers
- Descriptions to accompany the collection of animal behavior videos
- A listing of films on animal behavior for use in the classroom
Learning the Skills of Research: Animal Behavior Exercises in the Laboratory and Field
Edited by Elizabeth M. Jakob and Margaret Hodge
Students learn best about the process of science by carrying out projects from start to finish. Animal behavior laboratory classes are particularly well-suited for independent student research, as high-quality projects can be conducted with simple materials and in a variety of environments. The exercises in this electronic lab manual are geared to helping students learn about all stages of the scientific process: hypothesis development, observing and quantifying animal behavior, statistical analysis, and data presentation. Additional exercises allow the students to practice these skills, with topics ranging from habitat selection in isopods to human navigation. Both student and instructor documentation is provided. Data sheets and other supplementary material are offered in editable formats that instructors can modify as desired.
If you have adopted this text for course use (within the U.S. or Canada) and are interested in the instructor’s supplements that accompany the text, please contact Linda VandenDolder, firstname.lastname@example.org. Outside the U.S. or Canada? Check the orders and returns page for the distributor in your region.
Available Product Bundles
Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach and Exploring Animal Behavior: Readings from American Scientist for $101.67 (Suggested List Price: $119.61)