Download e-book for kindle: Animal Behavior Desk Reference: A Dictionary of Animal by Edward M. Barrows

By Edward M. Barrows

ISBN-10: 0849320054

ISBN-13: 9780849320057

When you are answerable for an animal you wish this booklet. even if you're a proprietor, coach, petsitter, groomer, boarder, behaviorist, veterinarian or different caregiver, you want to have this publication in your cabinets and close by.

The writer, Edward M. Barrows, has performed an excellent task in strolling the fantastic line among writing for the overall reader and the pro during this box. As a reference, it's a "must learn" for all.

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LBC] Gestalt psychology. A branch of psychology that attributes behavioral responses to the recognition of the sum of all elements of a configuration (in contrast to simple cues). (H) Giant fiber or giant neuron. Unusually large cells that are found in the nervous systems of many invertebrates and some vertebrates that are used to trigger escape or startle responses. Gloger's rule. The intensity of pigmentation in warm-blooded species tends to decrease with mean temperature. (H) Gobbling. Vocalization of mature male turkeys produced usually as a series of 3-7 sounds accompanied in most cases by head movement.

H) The operation of preventing an animal from making some response. This may be done in any of three ways: (a) by withholding the stimulus for the response, when the stimulus ordinarily appears as the consequence of a previous response; or (b) by mechanically preventing the response from occurring. (V) A state of motivation that arises in situations in which the consequences of behavior are less than those which the animal has been led to expect on the basis of past experience. (DM) Fugitive species.

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium. A rule for predicting genotype frequencies on the basis of gene frequencies under the assumption of random mating and no selection. (BC). In large randomly 49 interbreeding populations, genotypic frequencies will reach an equilibrium at the value (p + q)2 = p2 + 2pq + q2 where p and q are the frequencies of the two alternative alleles in question. (mD) Harem. A mating system in which there is no male who has exclusive access to a number of females for mating. (HJB) Hatching.

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