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Social animals, such as chimpanzees, tend to gather in groups, while territorial
animals, such as birds, tend to assume uniform spacing. Close attention must be
paid to the scale of study in order to get an accurate reading of these patterns.
To make the best use of the Britannica, consult the index first domestication, the
process of hereditary reorganization of wild animals and plants into domestic and
cultivated forms according to the interests of people. In its strictest sense it refers
The expedition's only survivor, he collected about 34,000 animal and 46,000
plant specimens. With Alexander von Humboldt, he participated in 1829 in an
expedition, sponsored by Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, to Central Asia and Siberia.
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