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Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 1980 - Science - 366 pages
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Social evolution; The morality of the gene; Elementary concepts of sociology; The prime movers of social evolution; The relevant principles of population biology; Group selection and altruism; Social mechanisms; Group size and reproduction; The development and modification of social behavior; Communication: basic principles; Communication: functions and complex systems; Communication: origins and evolution; Aggression; Social spacing, including territory; Dominance systems; Roles and castes; Sex and society; Parental care; The social species; The four pinnacles of social evolution; The colonial invertebrates; The social insects; The cold-blooded vertebrates; The birds; Evolutionary trends within the mammals; The ungulates and elephants; The carnivores; The nonhuman primates; Man: from sociobiology to sociology.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Didn't actually read, just scanned, as it is old after all. I do wish I'd read all these evolutionay biology books in order at the time. After the fact wasn't too helpful, especially independently. Read full review

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User Review  - patito-de-hule - LibraryThing

I love this book, but one can go overboard on this stuff. Read full review

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Edward O. Wilson is Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University. In addition to two Pulitzer Prizes (one of which he shares with Bert Hölldobler), Wilson has won many scientific awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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