Here you can get a glimpse of my bookshelf at work. This is a selection of books that I find relevant, well written and useful in the field of social behaviour and cognition. The list might be a good starting point for future students.
Ruxton & Colegrave: Experimental design for the life sciences. Oxford University Press
Alcock: Animal behavior. Oxford University Press
Dugatkin: Principles of animal behaviour. Norton & Company
Davies, Krebs & West: An introduction to behavioural ecology. Wiley-Blackwell
Martin & Bateson: Measuring behaviour. Cambridge University Press
Barnett: The story of rats: their impact on us, and our impact on them. Allen & Unwin
Calhoun: The ecology and sociology of the Norway rat. U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service
Barnett: The rat - a study in behaviour. Aldine Transaction
Mitani, Call, Kappeler, Palombit & Silk: The evolution of primate societies. Chicago Press
Cheney & Seyfarth: Baboon metaphysics - the evolution of a social mind. Chicago Press
Sapolsky: A primate's memoir. Simon & Schuster
Goodall: The chimpanzees of Gombe - patterns of behaviour. Harvard University Press
de Waal: Chimpanzee politics. John Hopkins University Press
Please have a look at other great book collections:
Reading list of the department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge.
Selection of recent popular science books.
Book recommendations by the department of Integrative Biology at the
Michigan State University.
Selection of popular science books about evolutionary biology.