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By Ken Yasukawa

Discover why animals do what they do, in keeping with their genes, physiologies, cultures, traditions, survival and mating benefits, and evolutionary histories―and learn the way learning habit within the animal international is helping us comprehend human behavior.

• offers readers with own narratives from the researchers themselves, allowing infrequent insights into how researchers imagine and what drives their studies

• Explains animal habit at the animal's phrases instead of anthropomorphizing its activities as is usually performed within the renowned press and the media

• incorporates a complete word list of behavioral terms

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Malthus, concerned primarily with issues of human economics and resources, postulated that as populations grow and resources come under increasing demand the combination could pose a threat to the continued existence of humans. Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802), the grandfather of Charles Darwin and a naturalist as well as a physician, wrote ideas about the interrelatedness of all living organisms and the possibility of evolution as a form of change over time. Though he died prior to the birth of his famous grandson, it seems likely that some of what he wrote was passed along to the young Darwin.

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