I realise that this might be a bit too narrow in scope to spark an interesting decision, but I find myself in need of some advice. I am graduating on Evolutionary and Developmental Biology and, having completed the course on Animal Behaviour (which I adored) I decided to order a textbook so that I could explore the area in greater detail. I gather that Goodenough and Alcock's books are the most widely used textbooks, so if anyone has any experience or knowledge about the area, I would appreciate if you could give me some advice on which of them might be better, their relative strengths, weaknesses, and their different foci.

Professor Dawkins being an ethologist (I hear he was tutored by the great Tinbergen himself!) I hope this thread is not too far away from this forum's scope.