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Infectious disease and primate sociecology

Author: Charles Nunn; Sonia Altizer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In combination with predation and competition for resources, infectious disease is a key ecological factor that influences the evolution of animal mating and social systems. Studies also illuminate  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Nunn; Sonia Altizer
ISBN: 0198565844 9780198565840 0198565852 9780198565857
OCLC Number: 62891050
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. Questions, Terminology, and Underlying Principles ; 2. Diversity and Characteristics of Primate Parasites ; 3. Primate Socioecology and Disease Risk: Predictions and Rationale ; 4. Host-Parasite Dynamics and Epidemiological Principles ; 5. Host Defenses: The Immune System and Behavioral Counterstrategies ; 6. Infectious Disease and Primate Social Systems ; 7. Parasites and Primate Conservation ; 8. From Nonhuman Primates to Human Health and Evolution ; 9. Concluding Remarks and Future Directions
Responsibility: Charles Nunn and Sonia Altizer.
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[this book] is organized in nine chapters, each building upon the last, making it an excellent text for introducing the subject of primate pathogen biology to audiences coming from divergent Read more...

 
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