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Current Problems in Sociobiology

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    P. P. G. Bateson, J. Maynard Smith, R. W. Wrangham: R. I. M. Dunbar, J. R. Dawkins, P. O' Donald, D. I. Rubenstein, E. A. Thompson, G. A. Parker, N. Knowlton, T. H. Clutton-Brock, B. C. R. Bertram, N. A. Chagnon, P. J. Jarman, P. H. Harvey, G. M. Mace, N. B. Davies
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    • Date Published: June 1982
    • availability: Available
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521285209

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    • This text was published in 1982, when sociobiology was experiencing the rapid expansion typical of a new subject. It did not do so without its critics, who pointed to the logical flaws and empirical problems present in many functional arguments. The authors of this book were invited to identify areas within sociobiology which provided particular problems or which had previously been ignored and needed to be developed. These contributions cover a wide array of areas within the field. In many cases they pointed the way to future improvements in practice as well as theory and the book should continue to be of fundamental interest to those involved in any way with the behavioural sciences, population biology, ecology and evolutionary studies.

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      • Date Published: June 1982
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9780521285209
      • length: 412 pages
      • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
      • weight: 0.6kg
      • availability: Available
    • Table of Contents

      List of participants
      Preface P. P. G. Bateson
      Acknowledgements
      Introduction J. Maynard Smith
      Part I. Natural Selection and Sociobiology R. W. Wrangham:
      1. Adaptation, fitness and the evolutionary tautology R. I. M. Dunbar
      2. The evolution of social behaviour - a classification of models J. Maynard Smith
      3. Replicators and vehicles R. Dawkins
      4. The concept of fitness in population genetics and sociobiology P. O' Donald
      Part II. Complexity in Evolutionary Processes D. I. Rubenstein:
      5. Risk, uncertainty and evolutionary strategies D. I. Rubenstein
      6. Gene competition without selection E. A. Thompson
      7. Behavioural development and evolutionary processes P. P. G. Bateson
      8. Individual heterogeneity and population regulation
      Part III. Evolutionary Conflicts of Interest R. I. M. Dunbar:
      9. Phenotype-limited evolutionarily stable strategies G. A. Parker
      10. Parental care and sex role reversal N. Knowlton
      11. Parental investment in male and female offspring in mammals T. H. Clutton-Brock
      Part IV. Sociality B. C. R. Bertram:
      12. Problems with altruism B. C. R. Bertram
      13. Mutualism, kinship and social evolution R. W. Wrangham
      14. Sociodemographic attributes of nepotism in tribal populations: man the rule-breaker N. A. Chagnon
      Part V. The Problems of Comparison T. H. Clutton-Brock:
      15. Prospects for interspecific comparison in sociobiology P. J. Jarman
      16. Comparisons between taxa and adaptive trends: problems of methodology P. H. Harvey and G. M. Mace
      17. Behaviour and competition for scarce resources N. B. Davies
      Index.

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      P. P. G. Bateson, J. Maynard Smith, R. W. Wrangham: R. I. M. Dunbar, J. R. Dawkins, P. O' Donald, D. I. Rubenstein, E. A. Thompson, G. A. Parker, N. Knowlton, T. H. Clutton-Brock, B. C. R. Bertram, N. A. Chagnon, P. J. Jarman, P. H. Harvey, G. M. Mace, N. B. Davies

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