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Life history invariants : some explorations of symmetry in evolutionary ecology

Author: Eric L Charnov
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Eric Charnov uses ideas about symmetry, invariance, and scaling laws to explore aspects of population dynamics and the evolution of male and female life histories. Charnov's work is  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Charnov, Eric L., 1947-
Life history invariants.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)647190300
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric L Charnov
ISBN: 0198540728 9780198540724 019854071X 9780198540717
OCLC Number: 27811200
Description: xv, 167 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: invariants imply deeper symmetries --
2. Sex allocation --
3. Alternative life histories, mostly about males --
4. Indeterminate growth --
5. Determinate growth, mostly about mammals --
6. Population dynamics --
7. Senescence (ageing) --
8. Finis --
Glossary of major parameters and functions.
Series Title: Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
Responsibility: Eric L. Charnov.
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'Charnov's approach will be stimulating and provocative to those willing to consider his arguments carefully ... well worth the effort.'Robert E. Ricklefs, Science, Vol. 264 April 1994 'Charnov's Read more...

 
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