Animal Tool Behavior: The Use and Manufacture of Tools by Animals

Animal Tool Behavior: The Use and Manufacture of Tools by Animals

Robert W. Shumaker, Benjamin B. Beck


When released in 1980, Benjamin B. Beck’s Animal device habit was the 1st quantity to catalog and study the entire literature on instrument use and manufacture in non-human animals. Beck confirmed that animals―from bugs to primates―employed forms of instruments to unravel a number of difficulties. His paintings encouraged and energized legions of researchers to check using instruments by way of a wide selection of species.

In this revised and up to date version of the landmark e-book, Robert W. Shumaker and Kristina R. Walkup sign up for Beck to bare the present country of data relating to animal device habit. via a accomplished synthesis of the reviews produced via 2010, the authors supply an up to date and designated definition of device use, determine new modes of use that experience emerged within the literature, learn all types of instrument manufacture, and tackle universal myths approximately non-human device use. particular examples concerning invertebrates, birds, fish, and mammals describe the differing degrees of class of instrument use exhibited by means of animals.

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