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A natural history of families

Author: Scott Forbes
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do baby sharks, hyenas, and pelicans kill their siblings? Why do beetles and mice commit infanticide? Why are twins and birth defects more common in older human mothers? A Natural History of Families concisely examines what behavioral ecologists have discovered about family dynamics and what these insights might tell us about human biology and behavior. Scott Forbes's engaging account describes an uneasy union  Read more...
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Forbes, Scott, 1958-
Natural history of families.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004022425
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Forbes
ISBN: 9781400837236 9780691094823 0691094829 1400837235 1283133342 9781283133340 9786613133342 6613133345
OCLC Number: 848038816
Language Note: English.
Notes: "Third printing, and first paperback printing, 2007."
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2005
Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2005
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 231 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Blame Parents; Chapter 2: The Optimistic Parent; Chapter 3: Why Parents Play Favorites; Chapter 4: How Parents Play Favorites; Chapter 5: Family Conflict; Chapter 6: Selfishness Unconstrained; Chapter 7: Screening for Offspring Quality; Chapter 8: Why Twins?; Chapter 9: Fatal Sibling Rivalry; Chapter 10: Family Harmony; Chapter 11: Cannibalism and Infanticide; Chapter 12: Brave New Worlds; Chapter 13: Debunking the Family Myth; Selected References; Index.
Responsibility: Scott Forbes.

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