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The Amboseli ElephantsA Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Cynthia J. Moss, Harvey Croze, and Phyllis C. Lee (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. Their ivory has been sought after and treasured in most cultures, and they have delighted zoo and circus audiences worldwide for centuries. But it was ... More

Animal PersonalitiesBehavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922058
eISBN:
9780226922065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Ask anyone who has owned a pet and they will assure you that, yes, animals have personalities. And science is beginning to agree. Researchers have demonstrated that both domesticated and ... More

The BeaverIts Life and Impact

The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Dietland Muller-Schwarze

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Beavers can and do dramatically change the landscape. The beaver is a keystone species—their skills as foresters and engineers create and maintain ponds and wetlands that increase biodiversity, ... More

The Better to Eat You WithFear in the Animal World

The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World

Joel Berger

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226043630
eISBN:
9780226043647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

At dawn on a brutally cold January morning, the author crouched in the icy grandeur of the Teton Range. It had been three years since wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone after a sixty-year ... More

Cognitive Ecology II

Cognitive Ecology II

Reuven Dukas and John M. Ratcliffe (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226169354
eISBN:
9780226169378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169378.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This book is an attempt to describe cognitive ecology, which focuses on the ecology and evolution of “cognition,” defined as the neuronal processes concerned with the acquisition, retention, and use ... More

Displaying Death and Animating LifeHuman-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life

Displaying Death and Animating Life: Human-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life

Jane C. Desmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226144054
eISBN:
9780226375519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375519.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

In this book, author Jane C. Desmond offers a performative analysis of the social phenomena that construct human-animal relations. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Desmond explores the shared ... More

Diving Seals and Meditating YogisStrategic Metabolic Retreats

Diving Seals and Meditating Yogis: Strategic Metabolic Retreats

Robert Elsner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226246710
eISBN:
9780226247045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247045.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The comparative physiology of seemingly disparate organisms often serves as a surprising pathway to biological enlightenment. This book sheds new light on the remarkable physiology of diving seals ... More

Gorilla SocietyConflict, Compromise, and Cooperation Between the Sexes

Gorilla Society: Conflict, Compromise, and Cooperation Between the Sexes

Alexander H. Harcourt and Kelly J. Stewart

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226316024
eISBN:
9780226316048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316048.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Societies develop as a result of the interactions of individuals as they compete and cooperate with one another in the evolutionary struggle to survive and reproduce successfully. Gorilla society is ... More

Macachiavellian IntelligenceHow Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Dario Maestripieri

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Judged by population size and distribution, homo sapiens are clearly the most successful primates. A close second, however, would be rhesus macaques, who have adapted to—and thrived in—such diverse ... More

Maternal Effects in Mammals

Maternal Effects in Mammals

Dario Maestripieri and Jill M. Mateo (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501192
eISBN:
9780226501222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Evolutionary maternal effects occur whenever a mother's phenotypic traits directly affect her offspring's phenotype, independent of the offspring's genotype. Some of the phenotypic traits that result ... More

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