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Mousy cats and sheepish coyotes : the science of animal personalities, John A. Shivik

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Mousy cats and sheepish coyotes : the science of animal personalities
Title
Mousy cats and sheepish coyotes
Title remainder
the science of animal personalities
Statement of responsibility
John A. Shivik
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes, veteran wildlife expert Dr. John A. Shivik brings us stories from the front lines of this exciting new discipline. Drawing on his scientific training, as well as his storytelling gifts, Shivik serves as an accessible, humorous guide to the emerging body of research on animal personalities. Shivik accompanies researchers who are discovering that each wolf, bear, and coyote has an inherent tendency either to favor its aggressive nature or to shyly avoid conflicts. Some bluebirds are lovers; others are fighters. And some spiders prefer to be loners, while others are sociable. Unique personalities can be discovered in every corner of the animal kingdom--even among microscopic organisms. The array of personality types among all species is only beginning to be described and understood. As Shivik argues, animals' unique personalities are important not only because they determine which animals we bond with. Individual animal traits are also fundamental but still inadequately understood drivers of evolution, adaptation, and species diversity. Ultimately, Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes offers insight into the similarities humans share with animals and presents evidence of an unbroken biological connection from the smallest organisms to Homo sapiens."--Dust jacket
Summary
A wildlife expert explores what science tells us about animals as unique individuals and why animal personality matters for the human-animal bond and for adaptation in nature
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10612623
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Shivik, John A
Dewey number
591.5
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Animal psychology
  • Animal behavior
  • Human-animal relationships
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • PETS
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal psychology
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
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the science of animal personalities
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Mousy cats and sheepish coyotes : the science of animal personalities, John A. Shivik
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-181) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
My cat and dogma -- The mystery of personality -- Brave fighter or serene lover -- Appetite or appetizer -- Herd or hermit -- Wayfarer or wallflower -- Nature and nurture -- The selfish herd, the generous gene -- Pairing singularities
Control code
ocn973806252
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780807071519
Lccn
2017011322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973806252
Label
Mousy cats and sheepish coyotes : the science of animal personalities, John A. Shivik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My cat and dogma -- The mystery of personality -- Brave fighter or serene lover -- Appetite or appetizer -- Herd or hermit -- Wayfarer or wallflower -- Nature and nurture -- The selfish herd, the generous gene -- Pairing singularities
Control code
ocn973806252
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780807071519
Lccn
2017011322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973806252

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