Download e-book for iPad: Comparative Social Evolution by Dustin R. Rubenstein,Patrick Abbot

By Dustin R. Rubenstein,Patrick Abbot

ISBN-10: 1107043395

ISBN-13: 9781107043398

ISBN-10: 1107647924

ISBN-13: 9781107647923

Darwin famously defined exact problems in explaining social evolution in bugs. greater than a century later, the evolution of sociality - outlined generally as cooperative staff residing - continues to be probably the most interesting difficulties in biology. delivering a different point of view at the examine of social evolution, this quantity synthesizes the positive aspects of animal social lifestyles around the precept taxonomic teams within which sociality has advanced. The chapters discover sociality in quite a number species, from ants to primates, highlighting key traditional and existence heritage facts and offering a comparative view throughout animal societies. In developing a unmarried framework for a standard, trait-based method in the direction of social synthesis, this quantity will let graduate scholars and investigators new to the sector to systematically examine taxonomic teams and reinvigorate comparative methods to learning animal social evolution.

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