You can learn more about Marc Bekoff and his research at literati.net/Bekoff/ (Literati.Net).
A guide to how dogs express their feelings, including the play bow, can be found at www.wagntrain.com/BodyLanguage.htm(Stacy’s Wag’N’Train).
Sohn, Emily. 2004. An inspiring home for apes. Science News for Kids (July 14). Available at http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20040714/Feature1.asp.
______. 2003. “No fair: Monkey sees, doesn’t. Science News for Kids (Sept. 24). Available at http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20030924/Note3.asp.
Books recommended by SearchIt!Science:
Coyotes — Diane Swanson
Published by Gareth Stevens, 2002.
Have you ever heard the howl of a coyote? Coyotes howl to contact other coyotes, but they will also respond to the wailing of wolves, dogs, and ambulance sirens. This introduction to coyotes discusses how coyotes communicate, in addition to many other aspects of coyote behavior: what they eat, how they play, and where they live. The book also addresses how baby coyotes grow up, and mentions how coyotes are dealing with living alongside humans as their natural habitats are shrinking.
Coyotes — Cherie Winner
Published by Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing, 1995.
Are there ways coyotes and humans can live in peace? Coyotes have both enchanted and frightened people for thousands of years. To some, they are valuable, controlling rodents and rabbits; to others, they are evil. Learn how these social pack animals live, hunt, play, raise their young and adapt to different habitats. Find out about their physical characteristics and how they find their meals.
Coyote: North America’s Dog — Stephen R. Swinburne
Published by Boyds Mills Press, 1999.
Coyotes thrive like no other animal in North America. Learn why some people fear them while others think they are an important part of the ecosystem. Find out how coyotes behave and survive.
behavior 1. The way in which living things act in response to their environment. Changes in the environment, such as those caused by climate or pollution, can lead to changes in the behavior of living things. 2. The way in which something acts or reacts under certain circumstances. Scientists study the behavior of atoms that react with each other.
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