"An important and timely addition to the literature. This book should be readily accessible to researchers who are interested in animal social organization but who have little or no experience in conducting network analysis. The book is well-written in an engaging style and contains a good number of examples drawn from a range of taxonomic groups."--Paul R. Moorcroft, Harvard University "This book introduces ecologists, behaviorists, and others studying social behavior to the methods of network analysis. It is clearly written and accessible to readers whose primary training is in biology, not physics, mathematics, or sociology--the fields in which network techniques have largely been developed. The book is method oriented, so that it can serve as a practical guide to how readers can analyze their own data."--Stephen C. Pratt, Arizona State University "No such book of this kind exists, and because it fills a new niche it will be important. New graphical and analytical techniques are emerging that provide insights into how networks form and function. This book is designed as a primer to introduce students, especially graduate students, to these techniques by using and interpreting examples from animal interactions. For anyone interested in networks, this book will be a useful guide."--Daniel I. Rubenstein, Princeton UniversityCroft, D. P. is the author of 'Exploring Animal Social Networks', published 2008 under ISBN 9780691127521 and ISBN 0691127522.