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Cephalopod Behaviour


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Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Senses, effectors and the brain; 3. Colour change and body patterning; 4. Feeding and foraging; 5. Defence; 6. Reproductive behaviour; 7. Communication; 8. Learning and the development of behaviour; 9. Ecological aspects of behaviour; 10. Nautilus; Epilogue; References; Index.

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A comprehensive 1996 account of the complex behaviour of cephalopods in the sea and the laboratory.


'This book is a major zoological event.' American Zoologist '... an essential volume for anyone working in almost any field of cephalopod behaviour, physiology or ecology.' Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 'An exceptionally handsome book ... highly recommended for its aesthetics as much for its science. Working with cephalopods is a joy and a challenge. Both the joy and the challenge are brought to life in this book ... an excellent book for behaviourists interested in cephalopods from a comparative perspective ...'. Animal Behaviour 'This book is the first of its kind ... It opens up what will for most readers be a new world. And about time too.' Martin J. Wells, Trends in Ecology and Evolution '... compact and easy to use ... it succeeds well in providing a comprehensive text for students, marine biologists, and anyone interested in an up-to-date review of the behaviour of one of the most fascinating invertebrate groups.' P. R. Boyle, Biologist 'This is an excellent book and can be highly recommended ... It should find its way to the bookshelves of any biologist ... For its content, visual beauty, clarity, and passion - get yourself a copy now!' Dr Marek Lipinski, ICES Journal of Marine Science

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