Infanticide and Parental Care / Edition 1

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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Part I: Historical, Anthropological, Sociological and Psychological Aproaches to the Study of Infanticide and Parental Care in Humans: Fitness Tradeoffs in the History and Evolution of Delegated Mothering with Special Reference to Wet-Nursing, Abandonment and Infanticide
The Role of Social, Religious and Medical Practices in the Neglect, Abuse, Abandonment and Killing of Infants
Documentation of Infanticide in Selected Western Cultures
Part II: Infanticide in Nonhuman Primates: Sexual Selection and Local Resource Competition
Infanticide Among the Langurs of Jodphur: Testing the Sexual Selection Hypothesis with a Long-Term Record
Infant Abuse in Confined Monkey Colonies: The Maternal Anxiety Hypothesis
Part III: Field Studies on Infanticide and Parental Care in Insects, Birds and Mammals: Oophagy and Infanticide in Colonies of Social Wasps
Proximate and Ultimate Determinants of Avian Brood Reduction
Protection and Abuse of Young in Pinnipeds
Infanticide in Lions
Part IV:
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