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The evolution of parental care

Author: T H Clutton-Brock
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1991.
Series: Monographs in behavior and ecology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Synthesizing studies of parental care in a wide variety of animals, this book provides general answers to the following important questions: Why does the extent of parental care vary so widely  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T H Clutton-Brock
ISBN: 069108730X 9780691087306 0691025169 9780691025162
OCLC Number: 21975626
Description: xii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Parental care and competition for mates --
Forms of parental care --
The costs of breeding --
Propagule size --
Viviparity --
Incubation, gestation, and lactation --
Parental care in ectotherms --
Parental care in birds and mammals --
Parental tactics 1: Variation in care in relation to benefits --
Parental tactics 2: Variation in care in relation to costs --
Parent-offspring conflict --
Parental investment in sons and daughters --
Sex ratios and differential juvenile mortality --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Monographs in behavior and ecology.
Responsibility: T.H. Clutton-Brock ; with original drawings by Dafila Scott.
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"Clutton-Brock's book is a lucidly written and comprehensive review of the literature. It is an essential guide for those who wish to know who cares and how in the animal kingdom."--New Scientist

 
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