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The triumph of sociobiology

Author: John Alcock
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at how sociobiologists study behavior in all species. This work provides an analysis of case histories that involve such topics as sexual jealousy, beauty, gender difference, parent-offspring  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Alcock
ISBN: 0195143833 9780195143836 0195163354 9780195163353
OCLC Number: 44713150
Description: x, 257 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: What is sociobiology? --
What sociobiologists study --
Sociobiology and genes --
Sociobiology and science --
Science and reality --
What have sociobiologists discovered? --
The problem with cultural determinism --
Sociobiology and human culture --
The practical applications of sociobiology --
The triumph of sociobiology.
Responsibility: John Alcock.
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"Darwinist heavyweight Alcock understands what's at stake in evolution as well as any scientist living.... The author argues against the competing blank-slate 'culture is all' theory, and he dispels Read more...

 
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