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McFarland, David

Works: 37 works in 339 publications in 5 languages and 10,515 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, htt, Other, Creator
Classifications: QL750.3, 591.510321
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David McFarland
The Oxford Companion to Animal Behavior by David McFarland( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed examination of the study of the behavior of animals includes discussions of aggression, genetics, social relationships, intelligence, communication, and instinct
Intelligent behavior in animals and robots by David McFarland( )

20 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the notion that animals, humans, and autononous robots can all be analyzed as multi-task autonomous control systems. The authors argue that a bee's accuracy in navigating indicates as much about intelligent behaviour as human models, thus emphasizing the importance of behavioural outcome
Guilty robots, happy dogs : the question of alien minds by David McFarland( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When we interact with animals, we intuitively read thoughts and feelings into their expressions and actions. It is easy--often irresistible--to suppose that they have minds like ours. And as technology grows more sophisticated, we might soon find ourselves interpreting the behavior even of robots in human terms. But is our natural tendency to humanize other beings philosophically or scientifically justifiable? Can we ever know what non-human minds are really like? How different are human minds from the minds of animals or robots? In Guilty Robots and Happy Dogs, David McFarland offers an accessible exploration of these and many other intriguing questions, questions that illuminate our understanding the human mind and its limits in knowing and imagining other minds. In exploring these issues, McFarland looks not only at philosophy, but also examines new evidence from the science of animal behavior, plus the latest developments in robotics and artificial intelligence, to show how many different--and often quite surprising--conclusions we can draw about the nature of minds "alien" to our own. Can robots ever feel guilty? Can dogs feel happy? Answering these questions is not simply an abstract exercise but has real implications for such increasingly relevant topics as animal welfare, artificial intelligence, and cybernetics. Engagingly and accessibly written, and thought-provoking from start to finish, Guilty Robots and Happy Dogs touches on the very nature of mind and its evolution. It is essential reading for anyone curious about animal behavior, robotics, artificial intelligence, or the nature of the human mind."--Jacket
Animal behaviour : psychobiology, ethology, and evolution by David McFarland( Book )

100 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aims to provide a balanced, introductory treatment of the entire domain of animal behaviour. It is intended for biology and psychology students enrolled in their first course in animal behaviour, and recognizes the diversity of their backgrounds in the natural sciences and psychology
A dictionary of animal behaviour by David McFarland( )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This dictionary covers every aspect of animal behaviour, from aggression to courtship, animal welfare to cognition. It is essential reference for students of the biological sciences and psychology, professionals, and the general reader with an interest in natural history and zoology. Features: a unique reference guide to the subject; multi-disciplinary - covers terms from the related fields of ecology, physiology and psychology; entries backed up by specific examples of behaviour in the animal kingdom; and includes an index of common and Latin animal names."--Jacket
Feedback mechanisms in animal behaviour by David McFarland( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biological bases of economic behaviour : a concise introduction by David McFarland( )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human genetics has changed little over the past 20,000 years, but human economic behaviour has changed a lot. These changes are probably due to human cultural evolution. But studies of human hunter-gatherers, and of a variety of other animal species, show that their micro-economic behaviour is much the same. Whereas the standard economic analysis focuses on money, the biological approach brings time and energy into the analysis. Moreover, humans and other animals tested under laboratory conditions do not exhibit the complexity of the results of field studies. In other words, results obtained in the real world are not the same as those obtained in the laboratory. The Biological Bases of Economic Behaviour invites readers to approach micro-economics from a biological viewpoint, in a clear and introductory manner
The complex mind by David McFarland( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combining the study of animal minds, artificial minds, and human evolution, this book examine the advances made by comparative psychologists in explaining the intelligent behavior of primates, the design of artificial autonomous systems, and the cognitive products of language evolution"--
Problems of animal behaviour by David McFarland( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantitative ethology : the state space approach by David McFarland( Book )

16 editions published in 1981 in English and German and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of animal behaviour by David McFarland( )

in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concise, clear and wide-ranging, appealing to students and amateur naturalists, this work covers all aspects of the study of animal behaviour
Artificial ethology by Owen Holland( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modelling and computer simulations combined with empirical research are the traditional tools for the study of animal behaviour. This exciting new book sets out to show how artificial ethology, or experimentation with animal-like robots, can add a new dimension to our understanding of behavioural questions. Introductory chapters to modelling and robotics are followed by thematic chapters scrutinizing major areas of research in animal behaviour. Each thematic exploration is illustrated with case studies written by leading researchers in the field. From robotic lobsters to robotic 'monkeys', each case study brings the text to life, and gives a detailed description of a problem, approach, and robot application
Functional ontogeny( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the study of behaviour by David McFarland( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionnaire du comportement animal by University of Oxford( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment un tisserin commence t-il à bâtir son nid? Les chimpanzés peuvent-ils apprendre à parler? Les chiens et les chats perçoivent-ils les couleurs? Comment les abeilles communiquent-elles entre elles?Toutes les réponses à ces questions et à bien d'autres se trouvent dans le Dictionnaire du comportement animal dont les articles, faciles à lire et rédigés par des spécialistes, couvrent un large éventail de sujets concernant l'étude scientifique du comportement des animaux. Ce dictionnaire analyse les façons variées et fascinantes qu'ont les animaux de choisir leurs partenaires, d'élever leurs petits, de communiquer entre eux par un langage qui leur est propre, d'organiser leurs sociétés et, en général, de s'adapter à leur environnement, Dans des rubriques comme animaux de compagnie et soin des animaux, ce dictionnaire évoque la relation constante de l'homme avec le règne animal. On trouvera également des commentaires sur l'oeuvre de pionniers de l'éthologie comme Darwin et les trois prix Nobel de médecine (1973) : von Frisch, Lorenz et Timbergen. Abondamment illustré, cet ouvrage comprend un index détaillé ainsi qu'une bibliographie et des suggestions de lectures complémentaires
Motivational control systems analysis by D. J McFarland( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black tulip( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Taliban is routed from Afghanistan in early 2001, the Mansouri family seizes the new window of freedom by opening a restaurant called "The poet's corner," with an open microphone and an inviting platform for all to read poetry, perform music and tell their stories. This newfound hope proves to be fleeting as they struggle to maintain their way of life when encountering opposition from lingering factions of the Taliban. "Black Tulip" is a modern portrait of Afghanistan that captures the current plight and resilience of its people. The film was made to give voice to the voiceless people of Afghanistan by telling a story through the eyes of an everyday family from Kabul, who remain hopeful despite constant struggle and tragedy
Le comportement animal : psychobiologie, éthologie et évolution by David McFarland( )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fauna of the channel country biogeographic region, South West Queensland by David McFarland( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alien mind : could animals and robots have thoughts and feelings? by David McFarland( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A dictionary of animal behaviour
Guilty robots, happy dogs : the question of alien mindsAnimal behaviour : psychobiology, ethology, and evolutionA dictionary of animal behaviourArtificial ethologyAlien mind : could animals and robots have thoughts and feelings?
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English (288)

French (11)

German (7)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)