Principles of Animal Behavior, 4th Edition (Paperback)
As Principles of Animal Behavior makes clear, the tapestry of animal behavior is created from weaving all of these components into a beautiful whole. With Dugatkin’s exquisitely illustrated, comprehensive, and up-to-date fourth edition, we are able to admire that beauty anew.
Lee Alan Dugatkin is an animal behaviorist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville. He is the author of more than one hundred and fifty papers and the author or coauthor of many books, including The Altruism Equation: Seven Scientists Search for the Origins of Goodness.
— Animal Behaviour, on the first edition
“The book reveals a richly illustrated panoramic view of animal behavior and, where it can, it also provides examples of the physiological, neurobiological, and molecular genetic mechanisms that may underlie it. . . . Dugatkin’s text . . . can be enjoyed by anyone who has an interest in the beauty of animal behavior. . . . Excellent.”
— Times Higher Education, on the second edition
"Dugatkin offers a highly readable overview of the modern field of animal behavior, keeping up with the exponential growth over the last few decades. Instead of the usual choice between inborn and learned behavior, this book offers the reader with a fully integrated view."
— Frans de Waal, Emory University
"This is an up-to-date text that shows not only how theory and empirical data are combined, but how they are derived on the ground."
— Bernd Heinrich, University of Vermont