Oxford University Press is proud to announce the first edition of Animal Behavior by Shawn E. Nordell and Thomas J. Valone. This book is based on the growing mandate to shift science education from a pedagogy of rote memorization to one of critical thinking, emphasizing big-picture concepts and the nature of scientific inquiry. Animal Behavior not only provides extensive coverage of animal behavior; it also gives instructors the tools to create true learning opportunities. Contemporary students increasingly seek relevance in their courses, asking, “How can I apply this?” To answer this question, Animal Behavior goes beyond merely presenting information: it takes a conceptual approach that highlights the process of science and the real-world applications of animal behavior research.
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