Animal Play: Evolutionary, Comparative and Ecological Perspectives by Marc Bekoff
Cambridge University Press | June 13, 1998 | English | ISBN: 0521586569 | 292 pages | PDF | 8 MB
Why do animals play? Play has been described in animals as diverse as reptiles, birds and mammals, so what benefits does it provide and how did it evolve? Careful, quantitative studies of social, locomotor and object play behavior are now beginning to answer these questions and shed light on many other aspects of both animal and human behavior.