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`Balcombe vividly shows that fish have feelings and deserve consideration and protection like other sentient beings' - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Olfaction and pheromones is an exploding area of research in animal behaviour and welfare. Focusing on animals managed by humans, this book introduces the subject of olfaction in an evidence-based, but easy-to-understand way, explaining the importance of odours for animal behaviour and welfare.
Birds have remarkable cognitive abilities, often on a par with those of apes and monkeys. This volume describes the full range of avian cognitive abilities, exploring what birds are able to do, how they do it and how this relates to the cognitive abilities of other species, including humans.
Exploring a new way to conceptualize animal vocal communication, this book moves beyond an earlier emphasis on senders' management of receiver behaviour, to emphasise how receivers' responses influence signalling. It offers important insights for researchers and students of animal behaviour, sensory biology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology.
The dawn chorus: a single voice cutting through the darkness heralds a breaking wave of sound at the very beginning of the day. It is an iconic natural phenomenon with many familiar performers, yet it is a mysterious event for which there is no complete explanation. A mass of starlings...
By Ben Ambridge
What makes humans special? What makes us different from animals? Psy-Q author Ben Ambridge's entertaining, illuminating new book has a surprising answer: less than you might think. Really, we're all just animals. But all animals - us included - are pretty special. Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee? is a...
Bringing together the principle taxonomic groups, from ants to primates, this volume provides a unique perspective on the evolution of cooperative group living. The chapters synthesize features of animal social life to foster the development of a framework for a common, trait-based approach towards social synthesis.
Animal behaviour is a central topic of zoology, and with the development of ideas concerning the role of genes as well as environment the subject has been transformed. Tristram Wyatt gives a modern view, including a sense of the power of gene knock-outs, computing, and image analysis to enable detailed...