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Alcock, John 1942-

Works: 27 works in 308 publications in 5 languages and 11,934 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QL751, 591.5
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Most widely held works about John Alcock
Most widely held works by John Alcock
Animal behavior : an evolutionary approach by John Alcock( Book )

155 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New edition of a text which has been extensively rewritten to incorporate new evidence and topics, such as the origins of insect flight. Stresses the utility of evolutionary theory in unifying the different behavioral disciplines. Sixteen chapters are organized into two major sections, one dealing with the proximate mechanisms of behavior and the other with the ultimate or evolutionary causes. They emphasize the role of theory and hypothesis-testing in science and the tentative nature of scientific conclusions, and identify controversial and unresolved issues. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Exploring animal behavior : readings from American scientist by Paul W Sherman( Book )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles in this collection are taken from the pages of American Scientist, an interdisciplinary magazine of science published since 1913 by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi is an honor society for scientists and engineers that today has about 100,000 members in more than 500 chapters and clubs at universities and colleges, government laboratories, and industry research centers. Membership is by invitation, in recognition of research potential achievement. The mission of the Society is threefold: to foster interactions worldwide among science, technology, and society; to encourage appreciation for and support of original investigation in science and technology; and to honor scientific accomplishment. In addition to sponsoring national forums on topics related to its mission, the Society awards research grants annually to hundreds of promising graduate and undergraduate students. -- from back cover
The triumph of sociobiology by John Alcock( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this objective approach to the sociobiology debate, John Alcock illuminates how sociobiologists study behavior in all species. He provides an analysis of case histories that include the topics sexual jealousy, beauty, gender difference, and rape
The evolution of insect mating systems by Randy Thornhill( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and German and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonoran Desert summer by John Alcock( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the wide variety of life that flourishes in the summer in Arizona's Sonoran Desert
Sonoran Desert spring by John Alcock( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a desert garden : love and death among the insects by John Alcock( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A specialist in ecology uses humor and insight to detail the lives of the insects that live in the desert garden behind his Arizona home, in a study that reveals the complex interactions in a unique ecosystem, including the mating habits of scarab beetles, the problems of whiteflies and killer bees, and the life cycle of earwigs
The kookaburras' song : exploring animal behavior in Australia by John Alcock( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on animal behavior; a first course by Gordon Bermant( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enthusiasm for orchids : sex and deception in plant evolution by John Alcock( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What constitutes an adaptation, how do complex adaptations come into being, and where do species with their special attributes come from? Alcock explores these questions, explaining why some biologists think they know what adaptations are and how they arise and what species are
The masked bobwhite rides again by John Alcock( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite its implacable, prehistoric appearance, the desert is a dynamic landscape, responsive to a myriad of influences. And as the population of the southwestern United States has exploded, humans have become the primary catalyst for desert change." "In The Masked Bobwhite Rides Again, naturalist and ecologist John Alcock explores the complex relationship between the desert and its human inhabitants through a collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking essays. Blending his keen eye for the nuances of desert life with a wealth of scientific knowledge, he takes us on a tour of "a land that has been through a host of changes ... some caused by slow-moving but inexorable geological and biological processes and others by fast-moving humans and our heavy-footed livestock."" "Alcock elegantly chronicles not only the changes wrought on the desert by people but also the ability of the desert to recover and rejuvenate if given the chance. He offers us hope through stories of small, tentative successes - such as the reintroduction of the masked bobwhite quail in southeastern Arizona - all the while gently but persistently prodding us to "maintain the biological heritage that ... has the capacity to enrich the lives of us all, if we would just respect it a little more.""--Jacket
A desert illuminated : cactus flowers of the Sonoran Desert by John Paul Schaefer( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring animal behavior readings from American scientist by John Alcock( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology contains 34 articles published since 1977 in American Scientist ... [The] articles illustrate how behaviorists think about and conduct their research, and provide greater insight into the behavior of selected vertebrate and invertebrate species than most textbook accounts. -
Acoustic behaviour of insects : an evolutionary perspective by Winston J Bailey( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discrimination learning and observational learning by birds by John Alcock( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology : the unity and diversity of life by Cecie Starr( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Topics include the definition of life, how organisms live, how they function, and how they are constructed. Covers all animal and plant life from the cellular level to ecology and behavior
Animal behavior: an evolutionary approach( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The triumph of sociobiology
Alternative Names
John Alcock Amerikaans hoogleraar

John Alcock (Biologe) US-amerikanischer Biologe

올콕, 존 1942-

アルコック, ジョン

オルコック, ジョン

Exploring animal behavior : readings from American scientistThe triumph of sociobiologyThe evolution of insect mating systemsSonoran Desert springIn a desert garden : love and death among the insectsAn enthusiasm for orchids : sex and deception in plant evolutionAcoustic behaviour of insects : an evolutionary perspective