Marler, P. Mechanisms of animal behavior
Peter Marler, William J. Hamilton. Mechanisms of animal behavior
By unifying psychological, physiological and zoological viewpoints, this book provides a unique treatment of the mechanisms that control animal behavior. For example, social communication in animals are discussed in the light of knowledge of the physiological properties of different types of sense organs, as well as methods of orientation, navigation, and echolocation; the subject of behavioral development is given a fresh approach by emphasizing the interplay of genetic and environmental influences; and the temporal organization of sequences of behavior is given a new emphasis. In addition, the major viewpoints are placed in historical perspective to further clarify the principles of organization in animal behavior.
The authors draw many instructive examples from the behavior of vertebrate and invertebrate animals. They illustrate such diverse themes as circadian rhythms, the physiology of hunger and thirst, neural rhythms and locomotion, the role of external stimuli in behavioral control, the nature of exploratory behavior, aggression, and play.
The Rockefeller University, "Marler, P. Mechanisms of animal behavior" (1965). RU Authors. 110.