• Donald H. Owings
  • Michael D. Beecher
  • Nicholas S. Thompson

Part of the Perspectives in Ethology book series (PEIE, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Donald H. Owings, Michael D. Beecher, Nicholas S. Thompson
    Pages 1-6
  3. Marian Stamp Dawkins, Tim Guilford
    Pages 55-75
  4. Michael D. Beecher, J. Cully Nordby, S. Elizabeth Campbell, John M. Burt, Christopher E. Hill, Adrian L. O’Loghlen
    Pages 77-97
  5. Christopher S. Evans
    Pages 99-143
  6. William J. Hamilton III, John W. McNutt
    Pages 179-224
  7. Mark S. Blumberg, Jeffrey R. Alberts
    Pages 225-249
  8. Michael J. Owren, Drew Rendall
    Pages 299-346
  9. Andrew G. Horn
    Pages 347-358
  10. Donald H. Owings, Eugene S. Morton
    Pages 359-390
  11. Nicholas S. Thompson
    Pages 391-415
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 417-431

About this book


ON THE FUTURE OF PERSPECTIVES When Patrick Bateson and Peter Klopfer offered me the editorship of Perspectives in 1992, the world of academic publishing was in one of its periodic upheavals. Subscriptions to series-even distinguished series such as Perspec­ tives-had been declining and individual volume prices had been rising, a trend that if continued could only result in the series pricing itself out of the market. In the course of the negotiations around the change of editors, the publishers offered a cost-cutting solution: change the production pattern to "camera ready" and elimi­ nate the costs of indexing and proofreading. While I could see the sense in this proposal, I was reluctant to accept it. Part of what I had always liked about the volumes in this series was that they were real books, intelligently proofread, nicely laid out, and provided with proper indexes. Thus, I in return offered a "Devil's bargain": the publisher should maintain the present quality of the series for two more volumes and make a renewed effort to advertise the series to our ethological and sociobiological colleagues, while I as the new series editor committed myself to a renewed effort to make Perspectives the publication of choice for writers who are trying to get their message out to the world intact and readers who are seeking clear, coherent, comprehensive and untrammeled presentations of authors' ideas and research programs.


Pet behavior biological cetacea environment ethology evolution information iron quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald H. Owings
    • 1
  • Michael D. Beecher
    • 2
  • Nicholas S. Thompson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Animal Behavior Program Departments of Psychology and ZoologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Biology and PsychologyClark UniversityWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1747-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1745-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0738-4394
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