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By Marc Bekoff

Why do animals play? Play has been defined in animals as various as reptiles, birds and mammals, so what merits does it offer and the way did it evolve? cautious, quantitative reviews of social, locomotor and item play habit at the moment are starting to solution those questions and make clear many different elements of either animal and human habit. This certain interdisciplinary quantity brings jointly the main findings approximately play in quite a lot of species together with people. themes approximately play comprise the evolutionary heritage of play, play constitution, functionality and improvement, and intercourse and person changes. Animal Play is destined to develop into the benchmark quantity during this topic for a few years to come back, and may offer a resource of notion and figuring out for college kids and researchers in behavioral biology, neurobiology, psychology and anthropology.

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