Animal Behaviour (3rd edition)


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This is an excellent introduction to animal behaviour for non-specialists who are interested in this field. It is suitable for undergraduate students of psychology and biology, animal care students, and people who simply want to understand this field better. Topics covered include evolutionary explanations of behaviour, and theories relating to learning, emotion, and communication. This is a particularly useful book for people who have developed an interest in the behaviour of a particular species, such as cats, dogs, or horses, and who want to deepen their knowledge.

David McFarland is Animal Behaviour Reader at an Oxford University college, but thankfully is able to write clearly for ordinary mortals.