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Natural Selection and Social Theory Selected Papers of Robert Trivers

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ISBN-10: 0195130626

ISBN-13: 9780195130621

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

Authors: Robert Trivers

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Robert Trivers is a pioneering figure in the field of sociobiology. For Natural Selection and Social Theory, he has selected eleven of his most influential papers, including several classic papers from the early 1970s on the evolution of reciprocal altruism, parent-offspring conflicts, and asymmetry in sexual selection, which helped to establish the centrality of sociobiology, as well as some of his later work on deceit in signalling, sex antagonistic genes, and imprinting. Trivers introduces each paper, setting them in their contemporary context, and critically evaluating them in the light of subsequent work and further developments. The result is a unique portrait of the intellectual…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Robert Trivers is Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University. Professor Trivers has been named 2007 winner of the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences.

Reciprocal altruism
Parental investment and reproductive success
The Trivers-Willard effect
Parent-offspring conflict
Haplodiploidy and the social insects
Size and reproductive success in a lizard
Selecting good genes for daughters
Self-deception in service of deceit
Genomic imprinting
Fluctuating asymmetry and the 2nd: 4th digit ratio in children