The Evolution of Social Wasps

The Evolution of Social Wasps

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The Evolution of Social Wasps resolves one of evolution's most intriguing problems - the origin of insect sociality. It also challenges conceptual approaches that have dominated three decades of social behaviour research. Hunt's innovative model integrates life history, nutrition, development and ecology. His broad synthesis of empirical knowledge on social wasps should interest evolution biologists, behavioural ecologists, or entomologists alike.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 612.36g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 13 halftones, 69 line illus.
  • 0195307852
  • 9780195307856
  • 2,019,944

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"This is an important synthetic work, one that should be read by all students of animal behaviour and of related disciplines. The latter part of the book is most likely to generate controversy and is therefore of great general interest and importance."-- Sean O'Donnell, Animal Behaviour..".presents a great deal of detailed and useful information on the biology of social wasps. The book will be an important point of reference for anyone to learn more about wasps.""I am going to have to read it again to let it really sink in, but I felt as if thick iron chains had been lifted from my limbs when I finished. Freedom! ... The final section (especially) should be REQUIRED reading for all organismal biologists- training or senior."--Sean Odonnell, University of Washington"Advanced students, faculty, and wasp and bee researchers will find this appealing, enlightening, well-written book controversial but useful and interesting."--Choice"A lifetime of research, hard thinking, and devotion to detail shine through Hunt's conversational style. The book is clear about many questions that remain unanswered, and will inspire both controversy and new synthetic research on the evolution of social behavior." -Quarterly Review of Biologyshow more

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