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Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Evolution

Life History Invariants Some Explorations of Symmetry in Evolutionary Biology

By: EL Charnov
167 pages, 74 figs
Life History Invariants
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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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By: EL Charnov
167 pages, 74 figs
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