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Foundations of Social Evolution


Series: Monographs in Behavior and Ecology

By: Steven A Frank

268 pages, 39 figs, 2 tabs

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #82205 | ISBN: 0691059349
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #82206 | ISBN: 0691059330
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Masterly theoretical treatment of one of the central problems in evolutionary biology - the evolution of social cooperation and conflict. Frank tackles the problem with an original combination of approaches: game theory, classical models of natural selection, quantitative genetics, and kin selection. He unites these with the best of economic thought: a clear theory of model formation and comparative statistics, the development of simple methods for analysing complex problems, and notions of information and rationality. Using this unique approach, Frank makes a major advance in understanding the foundation of social evolution.


<TABLE><TR><TD> <TD>Preface <TD>Introduction <TR><TD>2 <TD>Natural Selection <TR><TD>3 <TD>Hamilton's Rule <TR><TD>4 <TD>Direct and Inclusive Fitness <TR><TD>5 <TD>Dynamics of Correlated Phenotypes <TR><TD>6 <TD>Relatedness as Information <TR><TD>7 <TD>Demography and Kin Selection <TR><TD>8 <TD>Reproductive Value <TR><TD>9 <TD>Sex Allocation: Marginal Value <TR><TD>10 <TD>Sex Allocation: Kin Selection <TR><TD>11 <TD>Sex Allocation: Reproductive Value <TR><TD>12 <TD>Conclusions <TR><TD> <TD>References <TR><TD> <TD>Author Index <TR><TD> <TD>Subject Index

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