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Social information transmission and human biology

Author: Jonathan C K Wells; S S Strickland; Kevin N Laland
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006.
Series: Society for the Study of Human Biology series, 46.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In response to a growing interest across disciplines for information regarding the contribution of social behavior to a range of biological outcomes, this book connects the work of evolutionary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan C K Wells; S S Strickland; Kevin N Laland
ISBN: 0849340470 9780849340475
OCLC Number: 67240780
Description: 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: An introduction to evolutionary models of human social behavior / Kevin Laland and Gillian Brown --
How niche construction contributes to human gene-culture coevolution / John Odling-Smee --
State and value : a perspective from behavioral ecology / John M. McNamara and Alasdair I. Houston --
An agnostic view of memes -/ Robert Aunger --
Biological ends and human social information transmission / Jonathan Wells and Simon Strickland --
The significance of socially transmitted information for nutrition and health in the great ape Clade / Andrew Whiten --
Language : costs and benefits of a specialized system for social information transmission / Daniel Nettle --
The evolution of social information transmission in Homo / Steven Mithen --
From cultural history to cultural evolution : an archaeological perspective on social information transmission / Stephen Shennan --
The uptake of modern contraception in a Gambian community : the diffusion of an innovation over 25 years / Ruth Mace [and others] --
Sex without birth or death : a comparison of two international humanitarian movements / John Cleland and Susan Watkins --
Smoking and the new health education in Britain, 1950s-1970s / Virginia Berridge and Kelly Loughlin --
The demographic and health impact of the one child family policy / Therese Hesketh --
Social trends and psychopathology / Roland LIttlewood --
Epilogue : memory, tradition, and teleology / Simon Strickland.
Series Title: Society for the Study of Human Biology series, 46.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan C.K. Wells, Simon Strickland, and Kevin Laland.
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