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Behaviour and Evolution - Dr. Peter J. B. Slater

Behaviour and Evolution

By: Dr. Peter J. B. Slater (Editor), Tim R. Halliday (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th October 1994
ISBN: 9780521418584
Number Of Pages: 360

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Some of the most exciting recent advances in animal behaviour have occurred at the interface between that subject and the study of evolution. This book, written by experts in this area, illustrates how the profound changes in our understanding of evolution have influenced behavioural research. Its chapters span both studies of how behaviour itself has evolved, dealing with topics such as comparative studies, the genetics of behaviour, speciation and the evolution of sociality and of intelligence, and also the adaptiveness which this evolution has brought about, with treatment of mating and fighting strategies, and theories of kinship and altruism.Behaviour and Evolution will be invaluable to senior undergraduate and graduate students of biology and psychology, especially those studying animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, sociobiology, evolution, ecology and environmental biology.

'The editors and contributors ... have lucidly and interestingly represented current work and ideas in this core area of biology and psychology. This text presents clearly a rich sampling of both the details of animal behavior and analyses of its evolutionary processes and patterns ... a lucid presentation such as this can illuminate the entire field.' R. Goldthwaite, Systems Research and Behavioral Science

Introduction
Behaviour genetics and evolution
Behaviour and speciation
The phylogeny of behaviour
Strategies of behaviour
Sex and evolution
Kinship and altruism
The evolution of intelligence
Social structure and evolution
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521418584
ISBN-10: 0521418585
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 28th October 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.65