Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1974. 8vo. Original red wrappers. Previous owner's name [Frank Mckinley]. to front free end-paper. A very nice and clean copy. 197-218 pp.
First publication of Tinbergen's Nobel speech, in the off-print with presentation-inscription from Tinbergen to front wrapper: "To Frank - with many thanks for your / ecovative Delta pictures! / Niko".
In 1973 Tinbergen shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine with Karl von Frisch and Konrad Lorenz "for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns".
Frank McKinley, to whom the offprint is inscribed and who has written his name on the front free end-paper was a post-doctorate student who studied under Tinbergen. McKinley later became curator of Ethnology and professor in the deparment of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior at the University of Minnesota. McKinley was not the only successful student under Tinbergen; Richard Dawkins, Marian Dawkins and Desmond Morris all became prominent biologists under the guidance of Tinbergen.
Tinbergen is known for "Tinbergen's four questions" which he believed should be asked of any animal behaviour. The questions relate to function, phylogeny, causation and development and this approach has had immense influence in almost all branches of biology.