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Description - Animal Intelligence by Zhanna Reznikova

From ants to whales, the lives of animals are filled with challenges that demand minute-by-minute decisions: to fight or flee, dominate or obey, take-off, share, eat, spit out or court. Learning develops adaptive tuning to a changeable environment, while intelligence helps animals use their learned experiences in new situations. Using examples from field to laboratory, Animal Intelligence pools resources from ethology, behavioural ecology and comparative psychology to help the reader enter the world of wild intelligence through the analysis of adventures, of ideas and methods, rather than through theoretic modelling. It reminds us that there is a world of intellectual biodiversity out there, providing a multi-faceted panorama of animal intelligence. Written in an accessible and charming style, and with undergraduate and graduate students in mind, this book should be read by anyone with an interest in the world of animal behaviour.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521532020
ISBN-10: 0521532027
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 30mm)
Pages: 488
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Zhanna Reznikova

Zhanna Reznikova is Head of the Department of Comparative Psychology at the Novosibirsk State University, and Head of the Laboratory of Community Ecology at the Institute for Animal Systematics & Ecology, Siberia. She is a researcher and professor in the fields of ethology, behavioural ecology, and the behaviour and ecology of social insects.