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The infanticide controversy : primatology and the art of field science

Author: Amanda Rees
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Infanticide in the natural world might be a relatively rare event, but as Amanda Rees shows, it has enormously significant consequences. Identified in the 1960s as a phenomenon worthy of investigation, infanticide had, by the 1970s, become the focus of serious controversy. The suggestion that it might be the outcome of an evolved strategy intended to maximize an individual's reproductive success sparked furious  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Rees
ISBN: 9780226707112 0226707113 9786612426841 6612426845
OCLC Number: 297222686
Description: 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the infanticide controversy --
Fielding the question --
Primates in the field: doing field science, 1929-74 --
Studying primate societies, 1930-74 --
The infanticide debates --
Infanticide's infancy --
From controversy to consensus? 1974-84 --
Controversy resurgent --
Questioning the field --
Accounting for infanticide, 2001-3 --
Controversy and authority, narrative and testimony --
Conclusion --
Appendix: infanticide interviews, 2002-3.
Responsibility: Amanda Rees.

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Identified in the 1960s as a phenomenon worthy of investigation, infanticide had, by the 1970s, become the focus of serious controversy. Tracing the history of the infanticide debates, this title  Read more...

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