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Sociobiology : the new synthesis
Edward O. Wilson.
 
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  Stacks (8th floor) QL775 .W54 2000 (Browse Shelf) Checked Out, due 11/23/2016, 11:59 PM (Request item)

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Description
  • ISBN: 0674000897
  • ISBN: 0674002350 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 599-663) and index.
Table of Contents

A "Typical" Territorial Species -- The History of the Territory Concept -- The Multiple Forms of Territory -- The Theory of Territorial Evolution -- Special Properties of Territory -- Territories and Population Regulation -- Interspecific Territoriality -- 13. Dominance Systems -- History of the Dominance Concept -- Examples of Dominance Orders -- Special Properties of Dominance Orders -- The Advantages of Being Dominant -- The Compensations of Being Subordinate -- The Determinants of Dominance -- Intergroup Dominance -- Interspecific Dominance -- Scaling in Aggressive Behavior -- 14. Roles and Castes -- The Adaptive Significance of Roles --Part I. Social Evolution -- 1. The Morality of the Gene -- 2. Elementary Concepts of Sociobiology -- The Multiplier Effect -- The Evolutionary Pacemaker and Social Drift -- The Concept of Adaptive Demography -- The Kinds and Degrees of Sociality -- The Concept of Behavioral Scaling -- The Dualities of Evolutionary Biology -- Reasoning in Sociobiology -- 3. The Prime Movers of Social Evolution -- Phylogenetic Inertia -- Ecological Pressure -- The Reversibility of Social Evolution -- 4. The Relevant Principles of Population Biology -- Microevolution -- Heritability -- Polygenes and Linkage Disequilibrium -- The Maintenance of Genetic Variation --Phenodeviants and Genetic Assimilation -- Inbreeding and Kinship -- Assortative and Disassortative Mating -- Population Growth -- Density Dependence -- Intercompensation -- Population Cycles of Mammals -- Life Tables -- The Stable Age Distribution -- Reproductive Value -- Reproductive Effort -- The Evolution of Life Histories -- r and K Selection -- The Evolution of Gene Flow -- 5. Group Selection and Altruism -- Group Selection -- Interdemic (Interpopulation) Selection -- Kin Selection -- Reciprocal Altruism -- Altruistic Behavior -- The Field of Righteousness -- Part II. Social Mechanisms -- 6. Group Size, Reproduction, and Time-Energy Budgets --Signal Economy -- The Increase of Information -- The Measurement of Communication -- The Pitfalls of Information Analysis -- Redundancy -- 9. Communication: Functions and Complex Systems -- The Functions of Communication -- The Higher Classification of Signal Function -- Complex Systems -- 10. Communication: Origins and Evolution -- The Sensory Channels -- Evolutionary Competition among Sensory Channels -- 11. Aggression -- Aggression and Competition -- The Mechanisms of Competition -- The Limits of Aggression -- The Proximate Causes of Aggression -- Human Aggression -- 12. Social Spacing, Including Territory -- Individual Distance --Social Mutualism -- Parabiosis -- Mixed Species Groups in Vertebrates -- Trophic Parasitism -- Xenobiosis -- Temporary Social Parasitism in Insects -- Brood Parasitism in Birds -- Slavery in Ants -- Inquilinism in Ants -- The General Occurrence of Social Parasitism in Insects -- Breaking the Code -- Part III. The Social Species -- 18. The Four Pinnacles of Social Evolution -- 19. The Colonial Microorganisms and Invertebrates -- The Adaptive Basis of Coloniality -- General Evolutionary Trends in Coloniality -- Slime Molds and Colonial Bacteria -- The Coelenterates -- The Ectoprocts -- 20. The Social Insects -- What Is a Social Insect? --The Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) -- The African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) -- 25. The Carnivores -- The Black Bear (Ursus americanus) -- The Coati (Nasua narica) -- The Lion (Panthera leo) -- Wolves and Dogs (Canidae) -- 26. The Nonhuman Primates -- The Distinctive Social Traits or Primates -- The Ecology of Social Behavior in Primates -- The Lesser Mouse Lemur (Microcebus murinus) -- The Orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) -- The Dusky Titi (Callicebus moloch) -- The White-Handed Gibbon (Hylobates lar) -- The Mantled Howler (Alouatta villosa) -- The Ring-Tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) -- The Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) --The Determinants of Group Size -- Adjustable Group Size -- The Multiplication and Reconstitution of Societies -- Time-Energy Budgets -- 7. The Development and Modification of Social Behavior -- Tracking the Environment with Evolutionary Change -- The Hierarchy of Organismic Responses -- Tracking the Environment with Morphogenetic Change -- Nongenetic Transmission of Maternal Experience -- Hormones and Behavior -- Learning -- Socialization -- Play -- Tradition, Culture, and Invention -- Tool Using -- 8. Communication: Basic Principles -- Human versus Animal Communication -- Discrete versus Graded Signals -- The Principle of Antithesis -- Signal Specificity --The Eastern Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei) -- The Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) -- 27. Man: From Sociobiology to Sociology -- Plasticity of Social Organization -- Barter and Reciprocal Altruism -- Bonding, Sex, and Division of Labor -- Role Playing and Polyethism -- Communication -- Culture, Ritual, and Religion -- Ethics -- Esthetics -- Territoriality and Tribalism -- Early Social Evolution -- Later Social Evolution -- The Future.The Optimization of Caste Systems -- Roles in Vertebrate Societies -- Roles in Human Societies -- 15. Sex and Society -- The Meaning of Sex -- Evolution of the Sex Ratio -- Sexual Selection -- The Theory of Parental Investment -- The Origins of Polygamy -- The Origins of Monogamy and Pair Bonding -- Communal Displays -- Other Ultimate Causes of Sexual Dimorphism -- 16. Parental Care -- The Ecology of Parental Care -- Parent-Offspring Conflict -- Parental Care and Social Evolution in the Insects -- Parental Care and Social Evolution in the Primates -- Other Animal Ontogenies -- Alloparental Care -- Adoption -- 17. Social Symbioses -- Social Commensalism --The Organization of Insect Societies -- The Prime Movers of Higher Social Evolution in Insects -- The Social Wasps -- The Ants -- The Social Bees -- The Termites -- 21. The Cold-Blooded Vertebrates -- Fish Schools -- The Social Behavior of Frogs -- The Social Behavior of Reptiles -- 22. The Birds -- The Crotophaginae -- The Jays -- 23. Evolutionary Trends within the Mammals -- General Patterns -- The Whiptail Wallaby (Macropus parryi) -- The Black-tail Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) -- Dolphins -- 24. The Ungulates and Elephants -- The Ecological Basis of Social Evolution -- Chevrotains (Tragulidae) -- The Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) --
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