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The Resource Animal traditions : behavioural inheritance in evolution, Eytan Avital and Eva Jablonka

Animal traditions : behavioural inheritance in evolution, Eytan Avital and Eva Jablonka

Label
Animal traditions : behavioural inheritance in evolution
Title
Animal traditions
Title remainder
behavioural inheritance in evolution
Statement of responsibility
Eytan Avital and Eva Jablonka
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Animal Traditions maintains that the assumption that the selection of genes supplies both a sufficient explanation of the evolution of behaviour and a true description of its course is, despite its almost universal acclaim, wrong. Eytan Avital and Eya Jablonka contend that evolutionary explanations must take into account the well-established fact that, in mammals and birds, the transfer of learnt information across generations is both ubiquitous and indispensable. The introduction of the behavioural inheritance system into the Darwinian explanatory scheme enables the authors to offer new interpretations for common behaviours such as maternal behaviours, behavioural conflicts within families, adoption and helping. This approach offers a richer view of heredity and evolution, integrates developmental and evolutionary processes, suggests new lines for research and provides a constructive alternative to both the selfish gene and meme views of the world. It will make stimulating reading for all those interested in evolutionary biology, sociobiology, behavioural ecology and psychology."--Jacket
  • "Animal Traditions maintains that the assumption that the selection of genes supplies both a sufficient explanation of the evolution of behaviour and a true description of its course is, despite its almost universal acclaim, wrong. Eytan Avital and Eya Jablonka contend that evolutionary explanations must take into account the well-established fact that, in mammals and birds, the transfer of learnt information across generations is both ubiquitous and indispensable. The introduction of the behavioural inheritance system into the Darwinian explanatory scheme enables the authors to offer new interpretations for common behaviours such as maternal behaviours, behavioural conflicts within families, adoption and helping. This approach offers a richer view of heredity and evolution, integrates developmental and evolutionary processes, suggests new lines for research and provides a constructive alternative to both the selfish gene and meme views of the world. It will make stimulating reading for all those interested in evolutionary biology, sociobiology, behavioural ecology and psychology."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avital, Eytan
Dewey number
591.5
Index
index present
LC call number
QL751
LC item number
.A94 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jablonka, Eva
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  • Animal behavior
  • Behavior evolution
  • Behavior genetics
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Genetics, Behavioral
Label
Animal traditions : behavioural inheritance in evolution, Eytan Avital and Eva Jablonka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-403) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- New rules for old games -- What is pulling the strings of behaviour? -- Learning and the behavioural inheritance system -- Parental care -- the highroad to family traditions -- Achieving harmony between mates -- the learning route -- Parents and offspring -- too much conflict? -- Alloparental care -- an additional channel of information transfer -- The origins and persistence of group legacies -- Darwin meets Lamarck -- the co-evolution of genes and learning -- The free phenotype -- References -- Species index -- Subject index
Control code
43757654
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780521662734
Lccn
00037819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Animal traditions : behavioural inheritance in evolution, Eytan Avital and Eva Jablonka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-403) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- New rules for old games -- What is pulling the strings of behaviour? -- Learning and the behavioural inheritance system -- Parental care -- the highroad to family traditions -- Achieving harmony between mates -- the learning route -- Parents and offspring -- too much conflict? -- Alloparental care -- an additional channel of information transfer -- The origins and persistence of group legacies -- Darwin meets Lamarck -- the co-evolution of genes and learning -- The free phenotype -- References -- Species index -- Subject index
Control code
43757654
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780521662734
Lccn
00037819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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