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Sociobiology : the new synthesis

Author: Edward O Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 25th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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When this classic work was first published in 1975, it created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. Although voted by officers and fellows of the international Animal Behavior Society the most important book on animal behavior of all time, Sociobiology is probably more widely known as the object of bitter attacks by social scientists and other scholars who  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 0674000897 9780674000896 0674002350 9780674002357
OCLC Number: 42289674
Description: xiii, 697 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The morality of the gene --
Elementary concepts of sociobiology --
The prime movers of social evolution --
The relevant principles of population biology --
Group selection and altruism --
Group size, reproduction, and time-energy budgets --
The development and modification of social behavior --
Communication: basic principles --
Communication: functions and complex systems --
Communication: origins and evolution --
Aggression --
Social spacing, including territory --
Dominance systems --
Roles and castes --
Sex and society --
Parental care --
Social symbioses --
The four pinnacles of social evolution --
The colonial microorganisms and invertebrates --
The social insects --
The cold-blooded vertebrates --
The birds --
Evolutionary trends within the mammals --
The ungulates and elephants --
The carnivores --
The nonhuman primates --
Man: from sociobiology to sociology.
Responsibility: Edward O. Wilson.

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