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Behaviour and Evolution By Edited by Dr. Peter J. B. Slater

Behaviour and Evolution
by Edited by Dr. Peter J. B. Slater

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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.
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Behaviour and Evolution by Edited by Dr. Peter J. B. Slater

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.

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'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
"...well-written and clearly organized...would be most useful to support upper-division undergraduate or graduate studies...presents a very useful overview of topics that are of interest to all animal biologists." Choice
"[Slater and Halliday] have done a nice job of choosing an interesting array of authors and topics, ranging from A. A. Hoffman's treatment of the evolutionary genetics of behavior to R. W. Byrne's summary of the evolution of intelligence....[T]his volume could be a useful tool in preparing the study of behavioral evolution for graduation into mainstream evolutionary biology itself." Scott P. Carroll, Quarterly Review of Biology
"The book is a scholarly yet fascinating description of the principles by which behavior is affected by evolutionary forces and, in turn, feeds back to affect selection pressures....[A] valuable book...which should be required reading for all professionals in evolutionary ecology and all those who hope to enter this field." William Abruzzi, Human Ethology Bulletin

Table of Contents


1. Introduction; 2. Behaviour genetics and evolution A. A. Hoffmann; 3. Behaviour and speciation R. K. Butlin and M. G. Ritchie; 4. The phylogeny of behaviour J. L. Gittleman and D. M. Decker; 5. Strategies of behaviour I. F. Harvey; 6. Sex and evolution T. R. Halliday; 7. Kinship and altruism P. J. B. Slater; 8. The evolution of intelligence R. W. Byrne; 9. Social structure and evolution P. C. Lee; References; Index.

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GOR002923610
Behaviour and Evolution by Edited by Dr. Peter J. B. Slater
Edited by Dr. Peter J. B. Slater
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1994-09-15
360
0521429234
9780521429238
N/A
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