Cooperation Among Animals

Cooperation Among Animals : An Evolutionary Perspective

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This study outlines four different categories of co-operation among animals - reciprocal altruism, kinship, group-selected co-operation, and by-product mutualism - and ties them together in a single framework called the "Co-operator's Dilemma". Studies on co-operation in insects, fish, birds and mammals are then reviewed, each example being tied back to the theoretical framework developed early on when the data allows. Future experiments designed to further elucidate a particular type of co-operation are provided throughout the book.show more

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  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 409g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 17 halftones, 40 line drawings, bibliography
  • 019508621X
  • 9780195086218

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Historical perspectives on cooperative behavior. Chapter 2 Theoretical perspectives on the evolution of cooperation. Chapter 3 Cooperation in fishes. Chapter 4 Cooperation in birds. Chapter 5 Cooperation in mammals I: non-primates. Chapter 6 Cooperation in mammals II: non-human primates. Chapter 7 Cooperation in insects. Chapter 8 To the futureshow more

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