Normal view MARC view

Sociobiology: the new synthesis

Author: Wilson, Edward O. Publisher: Belknap Press, 2000.Edition: 25th anniversary ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 697 p. : Graphs/Ill./Photos ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0674002350Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
Tags: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Europe Campus
Main Collection
Print QL41 .W55 2000
(Browse shelf)
001230113
Available 001230113
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary

Digitized

Sociobiology The New Synthesis Contents Part I Social Evolution 2 1 The Morality of the Gene 3 2 Elementary Concepts of Sociobiology 7 The Multiplier Effect 11 The Evolutionary Pacemaker and Social Drift 13 The Concept of Adaptive Demography 14 The Kinds and Degrees of Sociality 16 The Concept of Behavioral Scaling 19 The Dualities of Evolutionary Biology 21 Reasoning in Sociobiology 27 3 The Prime Movers of Social Evolution 32 Phylogenetic Inertia 33 Ecological Pressure 37 The Reversibility of Social Evolution 62 4 The Relevant Principles of Population Biology 63 Microevolution 64 Heritability 68 Polygenes and Linkage Disequilibrium 70 The Maintenance of Genetic Variation 70 Phenodeviants and Genetic Assimilation 72 Inbreeding and Kinship 73 Assortative and Disassortative Mating 80 Population Growth 80 Density Dependence 82 Intercompensation 89 Population Cycles of Mammals 90 Life Tables 90 The Stable Age Distribution 92 Reproductive Value 93 Reproductive Effort 95 The Evolution of Life Histories 96 r and K Selection 99 The Evolution of Gene Flow 103 5 Group Selection and Altruism 106 Group Selection 106 Interdemic (Interpopulation) Selection 107 Kin Selection 117 Reciprocal Altruism 120 Altruistic Behavior 121 The Field of Righteousness 129 Part II Social Mechanisms 130 6 Group Size, Reproduction,. and Time-Energy Budgets 131 The Determinants of Group Size 132 Adjustable Group Size 137 The Multiplication and Reconstitution of Societies 138 Time-Energy Budgets 142 The Limits of Aggression 247 The Proximate Causes of Aggression 248 Human Aggression 254 12 Social Spacing, Including Territory 256 Individual Distance 257 A "Typical" Territorial Species 259 The History of the Territory Concept 260 The Multiple Forms of Territory 261 The Theory of Territorial Evolution 266 Special Properties of Territory 270 Territories and Population Regulation 274 Interspecific Territoriality 276 7 The Development and Modification of Social Behavior 144 Tracking the Environment with Evolutionary Change 145 The Hierarchy of Organismic Responses 151 Tracking the Environment with Morphogenetic Change 152 Nongenetic Transmission of Maternal Experience 152 Hormones and Behavior 153 Learning 156 Socialization 159 Play 164 Tradition, Culture, and Invention 168 Tool Using 172 13 Dominance Systems 279 History of the Dominance Concept 281 Examples of Dominance Orders 282 Special Properties of Dominance Orders 286 The Advantages of Being Dominant 287 The Compensations of Being Subordinate 290 The Determinants of Dominance 291 Intergroup Dominance 295 Interspecific Dominance 296 Scaling in Aggressive Behavior 296 8 Communication: Basic Principles 176 Human versus Animal Communication 177 Discrete versus Graded Signals 178 The Principle of Antithesis 179 Signal Specificity 181 Signal Economy 183 The Increase of Information 185 The Measurement of Communication 194 The Pitfalls of Information Analysis 199 Redundancy 200 14 Roles and Castes 298 The Adaptive Significance of Roles 299 The Optimization of Caste Systems 300 Roles in Vertebrate Societies 309 Roles in Human Societies 312 15 Sex and Society 314 9 Communication: Functions and Complex Systems 201 The Functions of Communication 202 The Higher Classification of Signal Function 216 Complex Systems 218 The Meaning of Sex 315 Evolution of the Sex Ratio 316 Sexual Selection 318 The Theory of Parental Investment 324 The Origins of Polygamy 327 The Origins of Monogamy and Pair Bonding 330 Communal Displays 331 Other Ultimate Causes of Sexual Dimorphism 334 10 Communication: Origins and Evolution 224 The Sensory Channels 231 Evolutionary Competition among Sensory Channels 240 16 Parental Care 336 The Ecology of Parental Care 336 Parent-Offspring Conflict 341 Parental Care and Social Evolution in the Insects 344 Parental Care and Social Evolution in the Primates 346 Other Animal Ontogenies 348 11 Aggression 242 Aggression and Competition 243 The Mechanisms of Competition 244 Alloparental Care 349 Adoption 352 23 Evolutionary Trends within the Mammals 456 General Patterns 468 The Whiptail Wallaby (Macropus parryi) 469 The Black-tail Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) 472 Dolphins 473 17 Social Symbioses 353 Social Commensalism 354 Social Mutualism 356 Parabiosis 358 Mixed Species Groups in Vertebrates 358 Trophic Parasitism 361 Xenobiosis 362 Temporary Social Parasitism in Insects 362 Brood Parasitism in Birds 364 Slavery in Ants 368 Inquilinism in Ants 371 The General Occurrence of Social Parasitism in Insects 373 Breaking the Code 375 24 The Ungulates and Elephants 479 The Ecological Basis of Social Evolution 484 Chevrotains (Tragulidae) 486 The Vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) 486 The Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) 490 The African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) 491 25 The Carnivores 499 The Black Bear (Ursus americanus) 502 The Coati (Nasua narica) 502 The Lion (Panthera leo) 504 Wolves and Dogs (Canidae) 504 Part III The Social Species 378 18 The Four Pinnacles of Social Evolution 379 19 The Colonial Microorganisms and Invertebrates 383 The Adaptive Basis of Coloniality 386 General Evolutionary Trends in Coloniality 387 Slime Molds and Colonial Bacteria 387 The Coelenterates 393 The Ectoprocts 394 26 The Nonhuman Primates 514 The Distinctive Social Traits of Primates 514 The Ecology of Social Behavior in Primates 518 The Lesser Mouse Lemur (Microcebus murinus) 526 The Orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) 526 The Dusky Titi (Callicebus moloch) 527 The White-Handed Gibbon (Hylobates lar) 528 The Mantled Howler (Alouatta villosa) 529 The RingTailed Lemur (Lemur catta) 530 The Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) 531 The Eastern Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei) 535 The Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) 539 20 The Social Insects 397 What Is a Social Insect? 398 The Organization of Insect Societies 399 The Prime Movers of Higher Social Evolution in Insects 415 The Social Wasps 418 The Ants 421 The Social Bees 428 The Termites 433 27 Man: From Sociobiology to Sociology 547 Plasticity of Social Organization 548 Barter and Reciprocal Altruism 551 Bonding, Sex, and Division of Labor 553 Role Playing and Polyethism 554 Communication 555 Culture, Ritual, and Religion 559 Ethics 562 Esthetics 564 Territoriality and Tribalism 564 Early Social Evolution 565 Later Social Evolution 569 The Future 574 21 The Cold-Blooded Vertebrates 438 Fish Schools 438 The Social Behavior of Frogs 442 The Social Behavior of Reptiles 444 22 The Birds 448 The Crotophaginae 450 The Jays 451 Glossary 577 Bibliography 599 Index 665

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.
Koha 18.11 - INSEAD Catalogue
Home | Contact Us | What's Koha?