bookshelf


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 fields of social behaviour and cognition. The list might be a good starting point for future students.


animal behaviour

2016

 

2013

2013

2012

 

2007

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



animal cognition

2016

2015

 

2009

Byrne: Evolving insight. Oxford University Press

Olmstead & Kuhlmeier: Comparative cognition. Cambridge University Press

Shettleworth: Cognition, evolution, and behavior. Oxford University Press



evolution

2010

1976

Coyne: Why evolution is true. Oxford University Press

Dawkins: The selfish gene. Oxford University Press



cooperation

2012

 

2009

2009

1990

Bowles & Gintis: A cooperative species - human reciprocity and its evolution. Princeton University Press

de Waal: The age of empathy. Three Rivers Press

Tomasello: Why we cooperate. MIT Press

Axelrod: The evolution of co-operation. Penguin Books



rats

2001

 

1979

 

1963

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



primates

2012

 

2007

 

2002

1990

 

1982

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



welfare

2018

2010

 

2008

1995

Appleby, Olsson & Galindo: Animal welfare. Cabi Publishing

Temple: Making animals happy - how to create the best life for pets and other animals. Bloomsbury Publishing

Bekoff: The emotional lives of animals. New World Library

Singer: Animal liberation. Haper Collins



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.