Natural Selection and Social Theory: Selected Papers of Robert Trivers / Edition 1

Natural Selection and Social Theory: Selected Papers of Robert Trivers / Edition 1

by Robert Trivers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195130626

ISBN-13: 9780195130621

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Robert Trivers is a pioneering figure in the field of sociobiology. For Natural Selection and Social Theory, he has selected eleven of his most influential papers, including several classic papers from the early 1970s on the evolution of reciprocal altruism, parent-offspring conflicts, and asymmetry in sexual selection, which helped to establish the

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Robert Trivers is a pioneering figure in the field of sociobiology. For Natural Selection and Social Theory, he has selected eleven of his most influential papers, including several classic papers from the early 1970s on the evolution of reciprocal altruism, parent-offspring conflicts, and asymmetry in sexual selection, which helped to establish the centrality of sociobiology, as well as some of his later work on deceit in signalling, sex antagonistic genes, and imprinting. Trivers introduces each paper, setting them in their contemporary context, and critically evaluating them in the light of subsequent work and further developments. The result is a unique portrait of the intellectual development of sociobiology, with valuable insights for evolutionary biology, anthropology, and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195130621
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Evolution and Cognition Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Reciprocal altruism
2. Parental investment and reproductive success
3. The Trivers-Willard effect
4. Parent-offspring conflict
5. Haplodiploidy and the social insects
6. Size and reproductive success in a lizard
7. Selecting good genes for daughters
8. Self-deception in service of deceit
9. Genomic imprinting
10. Fluctuating asymmetry and 2nd:4th digit ratio in children
References
Index

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