Cultural Transmission and Evolution: A Quantitative Approach. (MPB-16)

Cultural Transmission and Evolution: A Quantitative Approach. (MPB-16)

by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Marcus W. Feldman
     
 

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The authors use quantitative models that incorporate the various modes of transmission (for example, parent-child, peer-peer, and teacher-student), and evaluate data from sociology, archaeology, and epidemiology in terms of the models.  See more details below

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The authors use quantitative models that incorporate the various modes of transmission (for example, parent-child, peer-peer, and teacher-student), and evaluate data from sociology, archaeology, and epidemiology in terms of the models.

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BioScience
To understand human evolution, we require, among other things, a theory describing the dynamics of culturally acquired phenotypes. In this book, Cavalli-Sforza and Feldman present a series of theoretical models that represent an important beginning toward such a theory.
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"To understand human evolution, we require, among other things, a theory describing the dynamics of culturally acquired phenotypes. In this book, Cavalli-Sforza and Feldman present a series of theoretical models that represent an important beginning toward such a theory."BioScience

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ISBN-13:
9780691082806
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/21/1981
Series:
Monographs in Population Biology Series, #16
Pages:
388

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