The animal world is extremely vast, comprising thousands of species living on land and in water. Human life is inextricably woven with that of animals sharing the same biosphere. With the advancement of analytical concepts and experimentation, animal behaviour as a field of study has made rapid progress during the last two decades or so. It is believed that this branch of biological science in going to translate many scientific functions into reality by unraveling many mysteries so far unexplored and is likely to render large benefits to humanity in terms of health, knowledge, adaptation to environment and biological control.
The book covers almost all the important aspects of animal behaviour. The book attempts to provide an overall basic information and practical applications on animal behaviour, that would help the students to understand the principles of animal behaviour and their implications.
The text has been sufficiently supplemented with figures, charts, diagrams and tables to facilitate understanding by the students. The book has been written in simple style and easy-to-understand language. Sample questions-objective and subjective-have been provided at the end of each chapter. It will prove useful to the students and teachers of biological science and researchers in this field.