Bird Nests and Construction Behaviour
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Bird Nests and Construction Behaviour by Mike Hansell
Book DescriptionBird Nests and Construction Behaviour provides a broad view of our understanding of the biology of the nests, bowers and tools made by birds. It illustrates how, among vertebrates, the building abilities of birds are more impressive and consistent than for any other builders other than ourselves, yet birds seem to require no special equipment, and use quite uncomplicated behaviour. In doing so, the book raises general issues in the field of behavioural ecology including the costs of reproduction, sexual selection and the organisation and complexity of behaviour. Written for students and researchers of animal behaviour, behavioural ecology and ornithology, it will nevertheless make fascinating reading for architects and engineers interested in understanding how structures are created by animals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521460385
(247mm x 174mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mike Hansell
Bird Nests and Construction Behaviour, Paperback (July 2005)
Fascinating account of the biology of the nests, bowers and tools made by birds.
Animal Architecture, Paperback (January 2005)» View all books by Mike Hansell
A monograph on the biology of animal building, embracing animal groups from simple invertebrates to primate toolmakers. It looks at the behavioural and anatomical equipment animals have to build, and the nature of the materials available to them. It examines how animal architects are able to produce complex structures often larger than themselves.
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