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Elsevier Announces Publication of Six New Books on Animal Science Including Second Edition of Animal Behavior

New Edition Provides a Rich Resource for Students and Professors From a Wide Range of Life Science Disciplines

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - October 01, 2015) - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of six new animal science books, including the second edition of the comprehensive resource Animal Behavior, edited by Michael Breed and Janice Moore. The book broadly covers animal behavior from its neurological basis to the importance of behavior in conservation.

The second edition of Animal Behavior includes an entire chapter devoted to the new field of behavior and conservation, including topics such as social behavior and the relationship between parasites, pathogens and behavior. Coverage also includes foraging behavior, mating and parenting behavior, anti-predator behavior and learning.

Animal Behavior addresses the physiological foundations of behavior in a way that is both accessible and inviting, with each chapter beginning with learning objectives and ending with thought-provoking questions. Additionally, special terms and definitions are highlighted throughout. Containing more than 50 percent new case studies, the book is a rich resource for students and professors from a wide range of life science disciplines.

The two editors of Animal Science have nearly 70 years of combined experience as university professors. Dr. Michael Breed is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He teaches courses in general biology, animal behavior, insect biology and tropical biology. Dr. Breed's research program currently focuses on the behavior and ecology of social insects (ants, bees, and wasps). Dr. Breed was executive editor of the Elsevier journal Animal Behaviour from 2006-2009. Dr. Janice Moore is a professor in the Department of Biology at Colorado State University, where she teaches courses in invertebrate zoology, animal behavior and history of medicine. She studies a variety of aspects of parasite ecology and host behavior ranging from behavioral fever and transmission behavior to the ecology of introduced parasite species.

Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify knowledge gaps in animal science. Editorial teams then strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, faculty and researchers the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. These new books are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

The six new animal science books are:

The books are available on both the Elsevier Store and ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 33,000 book titles.

Notes for Editors
E-book review copies of the books are available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Michelle McMahon at or +1 781 663 2268.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey -- and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

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