The Biology of the Naked Mole-rat

Front Cover
Paul W. Sherman, Jennifer U. M. Jarvis, Richard D. Alexander
Princeton University Press, 1991 - Science - 518 pages
3 Reviews

This volume brings together more than a decade of information collected in the field and lab on the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), a northeast African mammal unique for its physical characteristics and eusociality. Nearly blind and virtually hairless, naked mole-rats inhabit large subterranean colonies in which only one female and her one to three mates conceive offspring, while the young from previous litters maintain and defend the group as do workers in colonies of the social insects. In this first major treatise on naked mole-rats an international group of researchers covers such topics as the evolution of eusociality, phylogeny and systematics of the rodent family Bathyergidae, population and behavioral ecology and genetics of naked mole-rats in the field, vocal and nonvocal behaviors, social organization and divisions of labor within colonies, and climatic, social, and physiological factors affecting growth, reproduction, and reproductive suppression.

In addition to the editors, the contributors are D. H. Abbott, M. W. Allard, N. C. Bennett, R. A. Brett, S. H. Braude, B. Crespi, S. V. Edwards, C. G. Faulkes, L. M. George, R. L. Honeycutt, E. A. Lacey, C. E. Liddell, E. McDaid, K. Nelson, K. M. Noonan, J. O'Riain, J. W. Pepper, H. K. Reeve, and D. A. Schlitter.

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

Absolutely essential book about the world in which the writings known to us as the 'Corpus Hermeticum' were produced. Sure, the writing style is often quite dry, but if you want to see how a real historian approaches the social background of these texts, then this is the book to go to. Read full review

Review: The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind

User Review  - Mitchell26 McLaughlin - Goodreads

A well-rounded scholarly look at Hermes and Late Paganism. Not of much use for my purposes but a good historical grounding in the subject is never a bad thing. Read full review

About the author (1991)

Jerry O. Wolff is professor of biology at St. Cloud State University,"" Paul W. Sherman is professor of neurology and behavior at Cornell University,

Bibliographic information