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The Evolution of Parental Care


Series: Monographs in Behavior and Ecology

By: TH Clutton-Brock

330 pages, 23 line illus, 10 maps, graphs

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Jul 1992 | #10100 | ISBN: 0691025169
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Hardback | Dec 1991 | #10101 | ISBN: 069108730X
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Parental care is taken as all the provisions made by parents for their young, but why does the extent of parental care vary so widely between species, and what are the evolutionary implications of the degree of care? These and many other questions are addressed in this book. Subjects covered include variation in egg size, viviparity and other forms of bearing, differences in duration of incubation, gestation and lactation, uni/biparental care, and benefits/costs to both sexes. A comprehensive review of current knowledge.

Clutton-Brock's book is a lucidly written and comprehensive review of the literature. It is an essential guide for those who wish to know who cares and how in the animal kingdom. New Scientist

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