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Tinbergen's "Social Behaviour in Animals: With Special Reference to Vertebrates" was to become a classic in the foundation of ethology, with a special role in the emergence of a biological and evolutionary based social science - that which will be later canonized as "sociobiology" by Edward O. Wilson.Here, is the "Introduction to Animal Sociology", the original Dutch version, based on research undertaken during the 1920s-1930s, much of it written by Tinbergen while prisoner in a German camp, and published in 1946. The revised English translation will be first published in 1953, with numerous reprints, and a landmark 'new foreword' facsimile edition in 1990. The student of the genealogy of ideas will find here, courtesy of Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren [DBNL], material for comparisons and analysis.
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Nikolaas 'Niko' Tinbergen FRS (/ˈtɪnbɜːrɡən/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnikoːlaːs ˈnikoː ˈtɪnbɛrɣən]; 15 April 1907 – 21 December 1988) was a Dutch biologist and ornithologist who shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Karl von Frisch and Konrad Lorenz for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns in animals.