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Life History Invariants: Some Explorations of Symmetry in Evolutionary Biology

Series: Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution (OSEE)

By: EL Charnov

167 pages, 74 figs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jul 1993 | #24767 | ISBN: 019854071X
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | #24766 | ISBN: 0198540728
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In this book, the author uses ideas about symmetry, invariance and scaling laws to explore aspects of population dynamics and the evolution of male and female life histories.


Introduction: invariants imply deeper symmetries; 1. Sex allocation; 2. Alternative life histories, mostly about males; 3. Indeterminate growth; 4. Determinate growth, mostly about mammals; 5. Population dynamics; 6. Senescence (ageing); 7. Finis; References; Author index; Subject index

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