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Narrow Roads of Gene Land: The Collected Papers of WD Hamilton, Volume 1: Evolution of Social Behaviour

Series: Narrow Roads of Gene Land: The Collected Papers of WD Hamilton Volume: 1

By: WD Hamilton

552 pages, B/w photos & illus, figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Sep 1997 | #51781 | ISBN: 0716745305
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Hardback | Aug 1997 | #53004 | ISBN: 0716745518
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This first volume of two contains Hamiltons' seminal papers from 1964-1980, dealing with social aspects of evolution, taken from journals such as Nature, Science and the Journal of Theoretical Biology, and a few book chapters.


Preface; 1. Shoulders of giants: The evolution of altruistic behaviour; 2. Hamilton's rule: The genetical evolution of social behaviour, I and II; 3. Live now, pay later: The moulding of senescence by natural selection; 4. Gender and genome: Extraordinary sex ratios; 5. Spite and Price: Selfish and spiteful behaviour in an evolutionary model; 6. America: Selection of selfish and altruistic behaviour in some extreme models; 7. Panic stations: Geometry for the selfish herd; 8. Sorority avenue: Altruism and related phenomena, mainly in social insects; 9. Friends, Romans, groups: Innate social aptitudes of man: an approach from evolutionary genetics; 10. Venus too kind: Gamblers since life began: Barnacle, aphids, elms; 11. Elm and Australian: Dispersal in stable habitats; 12. Funeral Feasts: Evolution and diversity under bark; 13. Discordant insects: Wingless and fighting males in fig wasps and other insects; 14. Astringent leaves: Low nutritive quality as defence against herbivores; 15. Advanced arts of exit: Evolutionarily stable dispersal strategies; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Index

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