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Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior : Foundations of Human Behavior - Eric Alden Smith

Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior

Foundations of Human Behavior

Paperback Published: 31st December 1992
ISBN: 9780202011844
Number Of Pages: 486

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" required reading for anyone interested in the economy, ecology, and demography of human societies."
--American Journal of Human Biology

"This excellent book can serve both as a textbook and as a scholarly reference."
--American Scientist

-The editors set about to create a high-level summary of the field by recruiting authors to prepare critical reviews to a common standard. They did it right--the volume is balanced and strong.... The book is full of new perspectives and refreshing insights.... It ought to become a central source for anthropologists who want to bring modern science to their field.-

--Henry Harpending, Science

-This excellent book can serve both as a textbook and a scholarly reference. It provides the best synthesis to date of an endeavor that promises to clarify the interactions between individuals, society and population in human beings. Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior deserves to be read by anthropologists who are not intimidated by biology or numbers, as well as by zoologists and primatologists, who would benefit from seeing familiar and not-so-familiar models applied to different phenomena.-

--Carel P. van Schaik, American Scientist "The editors set about to create a high-level summary of the field by recruiting authors to prepare critical reviews to a common standard. They did it right--the volume is balanced and strong.... The book is full of new perspectives and refreshing insights.... It ought to become a central source for anthropologists who want to bring modern science to their field."

--Henry Harpending, Science

"This excellent book can serve both as a textbook and a scholarly reference. It provides the best synthesis to date of an endeavor that promises to clarify the interactions between individuals, society and population in human beings. Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior deserves to be read by anthropologists who are not intimidated by biology or numbers, as well as by zoologists and primatologists, who would benefit from seeing familiar and not-so-familiar models applied to different phenomena."

--Carel P. van Schaik, American Scientist "The editors set about to create a high-level summary of the field by recruiting authors to prepare critical reviews to a common standard. They did it right--the volume is balanced and strong.... The book is full of new perspectives and refreshing insights.... It ought to become a central source for anthropologists who want to bring modern science to their field."

--Henry Harpending, Science

"This excellent book can serve both as a textbook and a scholarly reference. It provides the best synthesis to date of an endeavor that promises to clarify the interactions between individuals, society and population in human beings. Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior deserves to be read by anthropologists who are not intimidated by biology or numbers, as well as by zoologists and primatologists, who would benefit from seeing familiar and not-so-familiar models applied to different phenomena."

--Carel P. van Schaik, American Scientist

List of Tables
List of Boxes
List of Figures
Preface
Theoretical Foundations
Evolutionary Ecology and the Social Sciencesp. 3
Natural Selection and Decision Making: Some Fundamental Principlesp. 25
Cultural Inheritance and Evolutionary Ecologyp. 61
Closest Kin
Evolutionary Ecology of Primate Social Structurep. 95
Evolutionary Ecology of Fossil Homindsp. 131
Resources, Work, and Space
The Evolutionary Ecology of Food Acquisitionp. 167
Time Allocationp. 203
Spatial Organization and Habitat Usep. 237
Reproduction and Social Relations
Sharing and Collective Actionp. 269
Competition, Conflict, and Development of Social Hierarchiesp. 301
Reproductive Decisionsp. 339
Resources and Population Dynamicsp. 375
Referencesp. 403
Biographical Sketches of the Contributorsp. 448
Author Indexp. 451
Subject Indexp. 459
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780202011844
ISBN-10: 0202011844
Series: Foundations of Human Behavior
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 486
Published: 31st December 1992
Publisher: ALDINE PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.24  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.64