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The Biology of the Naked Mole-Rat

Monograph
By: Paul W Sherman(Editor), Jennifer UM Jarvis(Editor), Richard D Alexander(Editor)
529 pages, colour & b/w photos, illustrations, tables
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  • The Biology of the Naked Mole-Rat ISBN: 9780691024486 Paperback Dec 1991 Out of Print #10102
  • The Biology of the Naked Mole-Rat ISBN: 9780691085852 Hardback Dec 1991 Out of Print #10103
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A reprint of a classical work in the Princeton Legacy Library, originally published in 1991.

This volume brings together more than a decade of information collected in the field and lab on the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), a northeast African mammal unique for its physical characteristics and eusociality. Nearly blind and virtually hairless, naked mole-rats inhabit large subterranean colonies in which only one female and her one to three mates conceive offspring, while the young from previous litters maintain and defend the group as do workers in colonies of the social insects. In this first major treatise on naked mole-rats an international group of researchers covers such topics as the evolution of eusociality, phylogeny and systematics of the rodent family Bathyergidae, population and behavioral ecology and genetics of naked mole-rats in the field, vocal and nonvocal behaviors, social organization and divisions of labor within colonies, and climatic, social, and physiological factors affecting growth, reproduction, and reproductive suppression. In addition to the editors, the contributors are D. H. Abbott, M. W. Allard, N. C. Bennett, R. A. Brett, S. H. Braude, B. Crespi, S. V. Edwards, C. G. Faulkes, L. M. George, R. L. Honeycutt, E. A. Lacey, C. E. Liddell, E. McDaid, K. Nelson, K. M. Noonan, J. O'Riain, J. W. Pepper, H. K. Reeve, and D. A. Schlitter.

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Monograph
By: Paul W Sherman(Editor), Jennifer UM Jarvis(Editor), Richard D Alexander(Editor)
529 pages, colour & b/w photos, illustrations, tables
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"This excellent and eagerly awaited book provides a gold-mine of fact and theory on which to base the discussions it will surely stimulate."
Nature

"This is a book to ponder and provoke, and it is also a book to create a sense of wonder [...] overwhelmingly good."
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