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7. The wisdom of crowds

7. The wisdom of crowds  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780191780691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0007
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Recent work on collective animal behaviour shows that relatively simple behaviours by each animal acting individually can together produce complex, emergent behaviours larger than the ... More
11. Humans and mammals: the past and the future

11. Humans and mammals: the past and the future  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0011
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From the very start of the spread of humans, the world’s mammals have been irreversibly, and mostly detrimentally, affected through direct exploitation for food and for skins to make ... More
10. Primates

10. Primates  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0010
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‘Primates’ considers how a group of small, rather insignificant, tree-dwelling mammals living 60 mya eventually evolved the highest level of expression of the mammalian characteristic of ... More
8. Applying behaviour

8. Applying behaviour  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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9780191780691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0008
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Our behaviour as humans has profound effects on the lives of other animals. ‘Applying behaviour’ explores some of the ways that we can use an understanding of animal behaviour to reduce our ... More
2. The biology of mammals

2. The biology of mammals  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0002
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In order to understand mammals and their amazing variety, we must first learn about their shared biology. ‘The biology of mammals’ first considers how and why mammals stay warm and active. ... More
5. Carnivorous mammals

5. Carnivorous mammals  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0005
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‘Carnivorous mammals’ considers the various carnivorous mammals that have evolved from the common ancestor of all modern mammals—the small, nocturnal, insectivorous mammal. Several mammals ... More
7. Diggers and burrowers

7. Diggers and burrowers  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0007
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‘Diggers and burrowers’ considers mammals at the opposite extreme to the high-speed running ungulate mammals. It describes mammals with short, powerfully built legs that bear large feet ... More
9. Flying mammals

9. Flying mammals  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0009
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Being able to fly opens up a whole new range of habits and lifestyles. A flyer can seek food from the tops of trees and airborne insects. It can avoid ground-based predators and rear its ... More
8. Aquatic mammals

8. Aquatic mammals  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0008
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9780198766940
Virtually all mammals can swim at least sufficiently well to cross bodies of water, but the extent of specific adaptation for aquatic life varies amongst different mammals from no more than ... More
Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

Mammals: A Very Short Introduction  

T. S. Kemp

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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.001.0001
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Mammals: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature, evolutionary history, and modern diversity of mammals. From a little shrew-like, nocturnal, insect-eating ancestor ... More

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