Natural Selection and Social Theory : Selected Papers of Robert Trivers: Selected Papers of Robert Trivers (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Oxford University Press, Aug 8, 2002 - Science - 368 pages
0 Reviews
Robert Trivers is one of the leading figures pioneering 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 on deceit in signalling, sex antagonistic genes, and imprinting. Trivers introduces each paper, setting them in their contemporary context, and critical evaluating them in the light of subsequent work and further developments. The result is a unique portrait of the intellectual development of sociobiology, with valuable insights of interest to evolutionary biology, anthropology, and psychology.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

RECIPROCAL ALTRUISM
3
PARENTAL INVESTMENT AND REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS
56
THE TRIVERSWILLARD EFFECT
111
PARENTOFFSPRING CONFLICT
123
HAPLODIPLOIDY AND THE SOCIAL INSECTS
154
SIZE AND REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS IN A LIZARD
207
SELECTING GOOD GENES FOR DAUGHTERS
241
SELFDECEPTION IN SERVICE OF DECEIT
255
GENOMIC IMPRINTING
294
FLUCTUATING ASYMMETRY AND THE 2ND 4TH DIGIT RATIO IN CHILDREN
309
REFERENCES
329
INDEX
335
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information