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Bateson, P. P. G. (Paul Patrick Gordon) 1938-

Overview
Works: 95 works in 491 publications in 4 languages and 9,265 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, edc, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: QL751, 591.51
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by P. P. G Bateson
Measuring behaviour : an introductory guide by Paul Martin( Book )

87 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of Measuring Behaviour is a guide to the principles and methods of quantitative studies of behaviour, with an emphasis on techniques of direct recording and analysis. All sections have been updated, the sections on statistical analysis and research design have been greatly expanded. Those attempting to measure behaviour for the first time are often appalled by the apparent difficulty of the job. Measuring behaviour is a skill, but one which can be mastered given some basic knowledge. The purpose of this book is to provide that basic knowledge in a succinct and easily understood form. Aimed primarily at undergraduate and graduate students in biology and psychology who are about to embark upon behavioural research projects, this book provides a concise review of methodology that will also be of great value to professional scientists of all disciplines in which behaviour is measured. Principles and techniques are explained clearly in simple and concise language. -- from back cover
The Domestic cat : the biology of its behaviour by Cats '86: the Behaviour and Ecology of the Domestic Cat( Book )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most commonly kept domestic animal in the developed world, the cat has been a part of human life for thousands of years. Cats have been both worshipped and persecuted over this long period - either loved or hated for their enigmatic self-reliance and the subject of numerous myths and fables. Highlighting startling discoveries made over the last ten years, this new edition features contributions from experts in a wide range of fields, providing authoritative accounts of the behaviour of cats and how they interact with people. Thoroughly revised and updated to include information on the basic features of cat development and social life, the history of their relations with humans, health and welfare problems, and the breeding of cats for sale and for show. It is intended for all those, whether specialist or general reader, who love or are simply intrigued by these fascinating animals
Mate choice( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing points in ethology : based on a conference sponsored by St. John's College and King's College, Cambridge by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology( )

in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play, playfulness, creativity and innovation by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What role does playful behaviour and playful thought take in animal and human development? How does play relate to creativity and, in turn, to innovation? Unravelling the different meanings of 'play', this book focuses on non-aggressive playful play. The authors emphasise its significance for development and evolution, before examining the importance of playfulness in creativity. This discussion sheds new light on the links between creativity and innovation, distinguishing between the generation of novel behaviour and ideas on the one hand, and the implementation of these novelties on the other. The authors then turn to the role of play in the development of the child and to parallels between play, humour and dreaming, along with the altered states of consciousness generated by some psychoactive drugs. A final chapter looks forward to future research and to what remains to be discovered in this fascinating and important field"--
The Ontogeny of vertebrate behavior by Howard Moltz( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ontogeny of Vertebrate Behavior
Design for a life : how behavior and personality develop by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development and integration of behaviour : essays in honour of Robert Hinde( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

47 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plasticity, Robustness, Development and Evolution by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do we understand and explain the apparent dichotomy between plasticity and robustness in the context of development? Can we identify these complex processes without resorting to 'either/or' solutions? Written by two leaders in the field, this is the first book to fully unravel the complexity of the subject, explaining that the epigenetic processes generating plasticity and robustness are in fact deeply intertwined. It identifies the different mechanisms that generate robustness and the various forms of plasticity, before considering the functional significance of the integrated mechanisms and how the component processes might have evolved. Finally, it highlights the ways in which epigenetic mechanisms could be instrumental in driving evolutionary change. Essential reading for biologists and psychologists interested in epigenetics and evolution, this book is also a valuable resource for biological anthropologists, sociobiologists, child psychologists and paediatricians"--
Mechanisms by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

14 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human understanding and animal awareness( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whither ethology?( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advantages of diversity( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology( Book )

13 editions published between 1521 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternatives( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behaviour, development and evolution by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role of parents in shaping the characters of their children, the causes of violence and crime, and the roots of personal unhappiness are central to humanity. Like so many fundamental questions about human existence, these issues all relate to behavioural development. In this lucid and accessible book, eminent biologist Professor Sir Patrick Bateson suggests that the nature/nurture dichotomy we often use to think about questions of development in both humans and animals is misleading. Instead, he argues that we should pay attention to whole systems, rather than to simple causes, when trying to understand the complexity of development. In his wide-ranging approach Bateson discusses why so much behaviour appears to be well-designed. He explores issues such as ‘imprinting’ and its importance to the attachment of offspring to their parents; the mutual benefits that characterise communication between parent and offspring; the importance of play in learning how to choose and control the optimal conditions in which to thrive; and the vital function of adaptability in the interplay between development and evolution. Bateson disputes the idea that a simple link can be found between genetics and behaviour. What an individual human or animal does in its life depends on the reciprocal nature of its relationships with the world about it. This knowledge also points to ways in which an animal’s own behaviour can provide the variation that influences the subsequent course of evolution. This has relevance not only for our scientific approaches to the systems of development and evolution, but also on how humans change institutional rules that have become dysfunctional, or design public health measures when mismatches occur between themselves and their environments. It affects how we think about ourselves and our own capacity for change."--Publisher's website
Perspectives in ethology( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Measuring behaviour : an introductory guide
Alternative Names
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Bateson, P. P. G.

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Bateson, Patrick (Paul Patrick Gordon), 1938-

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Patrick Bateson britischer Zoologe und Wissenschaftsautor

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پاتریک بیتسون

പാട്രിക് ബെയ്റ്റ്സൺ

パトリック・ベイトソン

ベイトソン, P

ベイトソン, パトリック

Languages
English (310)

Spanish (7)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The Domestic cat : the biology of its behaviourMate choiceGrowing points in ethology : based on a conference sponsored by St. John's College and King's College, CambridgeDesign for a life : how behavior and personality developThe development and integration of behaviour : essays in honour of Robert HindePerspectives in ethologyPlasticity, Robustness, Development and EvolutionHuman understanding and animal awareness