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Behaviour and Evolution

Edited By: PJB Slater and TR Halliday

346 pages, Illus, figs, graphs, tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 1994 | #32311 | ISBN: 0521429234
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Hardback | Sep 1994 | #32312 | ISBN: 0521418585
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About this book

Exciting recent advances in evolution theory have shed new light on animal behaviour. This book explores many facets of the relationship between these subjects, from the level of the gene to that of the social system.

'The editors and contributors ... have lucidly and interestingly represented current work and ideas in this core area of biology and psychology. This text presents clearly a rich sampling of both the details of animal behavior and analyses of its evolutionary processes and patterns ... a lucid presentation such as this can illuminate the entire field.' R. Goldthwaite, Systems Research and Behavioral Science


Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Behaviour genetics and evolution A. A. Hoffmann; 3. Behaviour and speciation R. K. Butlin and M. G. Ritchie; 4. The phylogeny of behaviour J. L. Gittleman and D. M. Decker; 5. Strategies of behaviour I. F. Harvey; 6. Sex and evolution T. R. Halliday; 7. Kinship and altruism P. J. B. Slater; 8. The evolution of intelligence R. W. Byrne; 9. Social structure and evolution P. C. Lee; References; Index.

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