Animal Play Behavior

“A scholarly, well-written, and richly illustrated statement of play behavior in numerous animal species, including our own … Fagen reviews the existing literature for nearly 500 animal species through extensive references (1,895 by my count) that include offerings in a number of specialized disciplines, ranging from natural history to formal mathematical modeling. The result is a feast; the courses are rich and varied … Fagen’s heroic review highlights important issues for further investigation … Well worth reading.

“A scholarly, well-written, and richly illustrated statement of play behavior in numerous animal species, including our own … Fagen reviews the existing literature for nearly 500 animal species through extensive references (1,895 by my count) that include offerings in a number of specialized disciplines, ranging from natural history to formal mathematical modeling. The result is a feast; the courses are rich and varied … Fagen’s heroic review highlights important issues for further investigation … Well worth reading.

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