Animal tool behavior : the use and manufacture of tools by animals

Robert W. Shumaker, Kristina R. Walkup and Benjamin B. Beck ; foreword by Gordon M. Burghardt

When published in 1980, Benjamin B. Beck's Animal Tool Behavior was the first volume to catalog and analyze the complete literature on tool use and manufacture in non-human animals. Beck showed that animals-from insects to primates-employed different types of tools to solve numerous problems. His work inspired and energized legions of researchers to study the use of tools by a wide variety of species. In this revised and updated edition of the landmark publication, Robert W. Shumaker and Kristina R. Walkup join Beck to reveal the current state of knowledge regarding animal tool behavior. Through a comprehensive synthesis of the studies produced through 2010, the authors provide an updated and exact definition of tool use, identify new modes of use that have emerged in the literature, examine all forms of tool manufacture, and address common myths about non-human tool use. Specific examples involving invertebrates, birds, fish, and mammals describe the differing levels of sophistication of tool use exhibited by animals.

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書名 Animal tool behavior : the use and manufacture of tools by animals
著作者等 Beck, Benjamin B.
Burghardt, Gordon M.
Walkup Kristina R.
Shumaker Robert W.
出版元 Johns Hopkins University Press
刊行年月 c2011
版表示 Rev. and updated ed
ページ数 xvi, 282 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 9780801898532
NCID BB05946703
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国