The field of animal behaviour has changed considerably over the past 25 years. This book portraits 21 people who have played, and continue to play, an important and unique role in this discipline.
The pieces are autobiographical and offer a fascinating window into the lives of these behavioural scientists. The tenor of the book becomes clear in chapter titles such as ‘Myths, monkeys and motherhood: a compromising life’ and ‘A passion for primates’.
Contributors to this book are: Richard D. Alexander, Jeanne Altmann, Patrick Bateson, Jerram L. Brown, Tim Clutton-Brock, Nicholas B. Davies, Marian Stamp Dawkins, Richard Dawkins, Frans B. M. de Waal, Stephen T. Emlenl, Bennett G. Galef, Patricia Adair Gowaty, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, John R. Krebs, Gordon H. Orians, Geoff A. Parker, Michael J. Ryan, Meredith J. West, Mary Jane West-Eberhard, John C. Wingfield, Amotz Zahavi.
Leaders in Animal Behavior: The Second Generation
Lee Drickamer, Donald Dewsbury (editors)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2009