Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2008) 18:131–132 DOI 10.1007/s11160-007-9069-3 BOOK REVIEW Culum Brown, Kevin Laland and Jens Krause, Fish Cognition and Behavior Blackwell Publishing, Cambridge, 2006, 352 pp, ISBN 9781405134293 Susan Foster Received: 16 May 2007 / Accepted: 30 May 2007 / Published online: 22 June 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007 ‘‘During the majority of scientiﬁc history ﬁshes have are concise and authoritative. Whether one is inter- been viewed as automatons. Their behavior was ested speciﬁcally in cognition/learning, in the evolu- thought to be largely controlled by unlearned predis- tion of behavior, in behavioral ecology, or in positions.’’ This statement, at the beginning of the applications to commercially valuable species (for second paragraph of the introduction (Chapter 1; which the automaton argument could reasonably be Brown, Laland and Krause), provides the central made!), this volume is a tremendous resource. stated justiﬁcation for this volume. I admit I was Indeed, despite the very high price tag ($200 US) I surprised. Having studied the behavior of ﬁsh in the purchased the volume for use by students in my natural environment and in the lab for 30 years, this is animal behavior course who design their own not my impression of the
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