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Animal sociology

By Joan Shambrook Weer

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Abstract The study of animal behavior has fascinated man ever since the time of Aesop. By long historical tradition, people have seen parodies of human behavior in the actions of animals. However, this subject did not receive any serious attention from scientists until the middle of the nineteenth century, when Darwin'devoted part of his attention to the theory that the adaptation of an animal is largely accomplished through its behavior.

Stephanie Schaffner

Language English
Report No. 33
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animals in culture
  2. Anthropology
  3. Darwinism
  4. Human behavior
  5. sociology