Reproductive Ecology and Human Evolution

ISBN-10: 0202306585
ISBN-13: 9780202306582
Edition: 2001
Authors: Peter T. Ellison
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Aldine Transaction
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 478
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Christian Raffensperger is Assistant Professor of History at Wittenberg University.Peter T. Ellison is John Cowles Professor of Anthropology and Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.

Contributors
Introduction: Ecology, Reproduction, and Human Evolution
Physiological Context
Pregnancy Loss and Fecundability in Women
The Evolutionary and Ecological Context of Human Pregnancy
Why Energy Expenditure Causes Reproductive Suppression in Women: An Evolutionary and Bioenergetic Perspective
Lactation, Energetics, and Postpartum Fecundity
Reproductive Physiology of the Human Male: An Evolutionary and Life History Perspective
Ecological Context
Reproductive Filtering and the Social Environment
Reproductive Ecology of Male Immune Function and Gonadal Function
Why Not So Great Is Still Good Enough: Flexible Responsiveness in Human Reproductive Functioning
Fertility Changes with the Prehistoric Transition to Agriculture: Perspectives from Reproductive Ecology and Paleodemography
Developmental Context
Metabolism, Maturation, and Ovarian Function
Child Survival and the Modulation of Parental Investment: Physiological and Hormonal Considerations
Aging and Reproductive Senescence
The Embodied Capital Theory of Human Evolution
Comparative Context
Strepsirrhine Reproductive Ecology
Reproductive Ecology of New World Monkeys
Reproductive Ecology of Old World Monkeys
The Reproductive Ecology of Male Hominoids
Female Reproductive Ecology of the Apes: Implications for Human Evolution
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