Courtship: An Ethological Study

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This concise but thorough study of courtship behavior in fish, birds, and arthropods is the first rigorous examination of the evolutionary origins and mechanisms of courtship and its contribution to biological success. Demonstrating the fruitfulness of an empirically based, inductive approach to understanding courtship, the book also explains clearly how principles of modern evolutionary theory can be successfully employed in studying behavior.

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Margaret Bastock studied zoology at Oxford from 1946 to 1949 and became a zoology tutor at and, later, a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford. She worked for her Ph.D. under Professor N. Tinbergen and through him became acquainted with the work of the chief ethologists in Europe and the United States. Her original work has concentrated on the inheritance and organization of behavior in insects, and her principal interests include all aspects of animal behavior, genetics, and evolution.

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“[T]his little book is intended for non-specialists in animal behavior.... Neither the descriptions of facts nor the presentations of ideas are beyond the comprehension of the intelligent general reader, yet the book gives a scholarly treatment of its subject. But the book should also appeal to scientists whose business is the study of animal behavior.... [T]his book is thoroughly sound.”

—C. G. Beer, Science

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