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Social evolution and inclusive fitness theory : an introduction, James A.R. Marshall

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Social evolution and inclusive fitness theory : an introduction
Title
Social evolution and inclusive fitness theory
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
James A.R. Marshall
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Social behavior has long puzzled evolutionary biologists, since the classical theory of natural selection maintains that individuals should not sacrifice their own fitness to affect that of others. Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory argues that a theory first presented in 1963 by William D. Hamilton{u2014}inclusive fitness theory{u2014}provides the most fundamental and general explanation for the evolution and maintenance of social behavior in the natural world. James Marshall guides readers through the vast and confusing literature on the evolution of social behavior, introducing and explaining the competing theories that claim to provide answers to questions such as why animals evolve to behave altruistically. Using simple statistical language and techniques that practicing biologists will be familiar with, he provides a comprehensive yet easily understandable treatment of key concepts and their repeated misinterpretations. Particular attention is paid to how more realistic features of behavior, such as nonadditivity and conditionality, can complicate analysis. Marshall highlights the general problem of identifying the underlying causes of evolutionary change, and proposes fruitful approaches to doing so in the study of social evolution. Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory describes how inclusive fitness theory addresses both simple and complex social scenarios, the controversies surrounding the theory, and how experimental work supports the theory as the most powerful explanation for social behavior and its evolution. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marshall, James A. R.
Dewey number
304.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN365.9
LC item number
.M37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social behavior in animals
  • Behavior evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Social evolution
  • Sociobiology
  • Hamilton, W. D.
  • Hamilton, W. D.
  • Behavior evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Social behavior in animals
  • Social evolution
  • Sociobiology
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Social evolution and inclusive fitness theory : an introduction, James A.R. Marshall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Social Behavior and Evolutionary Thought -- 2. Models of Social Behavior -- 3. The Price Equation -- 4. Inclusive Fitness and Hamilton's Rule -- 5. Nonadditive Interactions and Hamilton's Rule -- 6. Conditional Behaviors and Inclusive Fitness - 7. Variants of Hamilton's Rule and Evolutionary Explanations -- 8. Heritability, Maximization, and Evolutionary Explanations -- 9. What is Fitness? -- 10. Evidence, Other Approaches, and Further Topics
Control code
891001474
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 195 pages
Isbn
9780691161563
Lccn
2014031810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891001474
Label
Social evolution and inclusive fitness theory : an introduction, James A.R. Marshall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Social Behavior and Evolutionary Thought -- 2. Models of Social Behavior -- 3. The Price Equation -- 4. Inclusive Fitness and Hamilton's Rule -- 5. Nonadditive Interactions and Hamilton's Rule -- 6. Conditional Behaviors and Inclusive Fitness - 7. Variants of Hamilton's Rule and Evolutionary Explanations -- 8. Heritability, Maximization, and Evolutionary Explanations -- 9. What is Fitness? -- 10. Evidence, Other Approaches, and Further Topics
Control code
891001474
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 195 pages
Isbn
9780691161563
Lccn
2014031810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891001474

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