Secret Social Lives of Reptiles

; Vladimir Dinets ; Gordon M. Burghardt

«<p>The authors show that many ideas about reptile behavior are based more on folklore and bias than science. They review the research and present findings in highly readable accounts, demonstrating that reptiles interact with each other in surprising and intricate ways. <i>The Secret Social Lives of Reptiles</i> reveals, once again, that life on this planet is far more stunning than we can imagine.</p>»

, Nature - Cool Green Science
Covering diverse species from garter snakes to Komodo dragons, this book delves into the evolutionary origins and fascinating details of the mysterious social lives of reptiles. Les mer
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Covering diverse species from garter snakes to Komodo dragons, this book delves into the evolutionary origins and fascinating details of the mysterious social lives of reptiles.

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«<p>The authors show that many ideas about reptile behavior are based more on folklore and bias than science. They review the research and present findings in highly readable accounts, demonstrating that reptiles interact with each other in surprising and intricate ways. <i>The Secret Social Lives of Reptiles</i> reveals, once again, that life on this planet is far more stunning than we can imagine.</p>»

, Nature - Cool Green Science

«<p>This is an excellent book on an underappreciated topic. The coverage is thorough and the insights are sharp, as is to be expected from a group of authors with tremendous expertise in the social behavior of diverse groups of reptiles.</p>»

Herpetological Review

«<p>Science writing about family lives in turtles, snakes and crocodilians promises a much needed corrective to our assumptions about 'lowly' reptiles.</p>»

Times Literary Supplement

Innholdsfortegnelse

Foreword, by Gordon W. Schuett
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Social Behavior Research: Its History and a Role for Reptiles
Chapter 2. Reptile Evolution and Biology
Chapter 3. Mating Systems, Social Structure, and Social Organization
Chapter 4. Communication
Chapter 5. Courtship and Mating
Chapter 6. Communal Egg-Laying: Habitat Saturation or Conspecific Attraction?
Chapter 7. Parental Care
Chapter 8. Hatching and Emergence: A Perspective from the Underworld
Chapter 9. Behavioral Development in Reptiles: Too Little Known but Not Too Late
Chapter 10. The Reach of Sociality: Feeding, Thermoregulation, Predator Avoidance, and Habitat Choice
Chapter 11. Looking toward the Future
References
Index

Om forfatteren

J. Sean Doody is an assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida. He is the coauthor of The Australian Pig-Nose Turtle. Vladimir Dinets is a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a visiting researcher at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. He is the author of Dragon Songs: Love and Adventure among Crocodiles, Alligators, and Other Dinosaur Relations. Gordon M. Burghardt is an Alumni Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of The Genesis of Animal Play: Testing the Limits.