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Sexual Selection in Primates

Sexual Selection in Primates
New and Comparative Perspectives

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Robert L. Trivers, Peter M. Kappeler, Carel P. van Schaik, Tim H. Clutton-Brock, Patricia Adair Gowaty, Charles T. Snowdon, Dietmar P. Zinner, Charles L. Nunn, Steven W. Gangestad, Randy Thornhill, Sonia M. Altizer, Gauri R. Pradhan, Maria A. van Noordwijk, Tim R. Birkhead, Joanna M. Setchell, Phyllis C. Lee, Suci Atmoko Utami, Jan A. R. A. M. van Hooff, J. Michael Plavcan, Joan B. Silk, Gillian R. Brown, Daniel I. Rubenstein, Mace Hack
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  • Date Published: May 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521537384

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  • Sexual Selection in Primates provides an account of all aspects of sexual selection in primates, combining theoretical insights, comprehensive reviews of the primate literature and comparative perspectives from relevant work on other mammals, birds and humans. Topics include sex roles, sexual dimorphism in weapons, ornaments and armaments, sex ratios, sex differences in behaviour and development, mate choice, sexual conflict, sex-specific life history strategies, sperm competition and infanticide. The outcome of the evolutionary struggle between the sexes, the flexibility of roles and the leverage of females are discussed and emphasised throughout. Sexual Selection in Primates is aimed at graduates and researchers in primatology, animal behaviour, evolutionary biology and comparative psychology.

    • Links empirical studies with evolutionary theory
    • A comprehensive volume on sexual selection in primates, including humans
    • Contributions are from leading international primatologists and evolutionary biologists
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    • Date Published: May 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521537384
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 188 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 46 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Foreword Robert L. Trivers
    Preface
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Sexual selection in primates: review and selective preview Peter M. Kappeler and Carel P. van Schaik
    2. What is sexual selection? Tim H. Clutton-Brock
    3. Sex roles, contests for the control of reproduction and sexual selection Patricia Adair Gowaty
    Part II. Sexual Signals: Substrates and Function:
    4. Sexual selection and communication Charles T. Snowdon
    5. Sexual selection and exaggerated sexual swellings of female primates Dietmar P. Zinner, Charles L. Nunn, Carel P. van Schaik and Peter M. Kappeler
    6. Female multiple mating and genetic benefits in humans: investigations of design Steven W. Gangestad and Randy Thornhill
    Part III. Sexual Selection in Action:
    7. Sexual selection, behaviour and sexually transmitted diseases Charles L. Nunn and Sonia M. Altizer
    8. Mating conflict in primates: infanticide, sexual harassment and female sexuality Carel P. van Schaik, Gauri R. Pradhan and Maria A. van Noordwijk
    9. Post-copulatory sexual selection in birds and primates Tim R. Birkhead and Peter M. Kappeler
    Part IV. Development and Consequences:
    10. Development and sexual selection in primates Joanna M. Setchell and Phyllis C. Lee
    11. Alternative male reproductive strategies: male bimaturism in orangutans Suci Atmoko Utami and Jan A. R. A. M. van Hooff
    12. Sexual selection and the careers of primate males: paternity concentration, dominance acquisition tactics and transfer decisions Maria A. van Noordwijk and Carel P. van Schaik
    13. Sexual selection, measures of sexual selection and sexual dimorphism in primates J. Michael Plavcan
    14. Sex ratios in primate groups Joan B. Silk and Gillian R. Brown
    15. Natural and sexual selection and the evolution of multi-level societies: insights from zebras with comparisons to primates Daniel I. Rubenstein and Mace Hack
    Index.

  • Editors

    Peter M. Kappeler, Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Göttingen, Germany
    PETER KAPPELER is Head of the Department of Behaviour and Ecology in the Deutsches Primatenzentrum in Göttingen, Germany.

    Carel P. van Schaik, Duke University, North Carolina
    CAREL VAN SCHAIK is a Professor in the Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy at Duke University, North Carolina.

    Contributors

    Robert L. Trivers, Peter M. Kappeler, Carel P. van Schaik, Tim H. Clutton-Brock, Patricia Adair Gowaty, Charles T. Snowdon, Dietmar P. Zinner, Charles L. Nunn, Steven W. Gangestad, Randy Thornhill, Sonia M. Altizer, Gauri R. Pradhan, Maria A. van Noordwijk, Tim R. Birkhead, Joanna M. Setchell, Phyllis C. Lee, Suci Atmoko Utami, Jan A. R. A. M. van Hooff, J. Michael Plavcan, Joan B. Silk, Gillian R. Brown, Daniel I. Rubenstein, Mace Hack

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