Natural Selection and Social Theory
Selected Papers of Robert Trivers
By (author) Robert L. Trivers
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Natural Selection and Social Theory by Robert L. Trivers
Book DescriptionRobert 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 work on deceit in signalling, sex antagonistic genese, and imprinting. Trivers introduces each paper, setting them in their contemporary context, and critically 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195130621
(234mm x 155mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert L. Trivers
Deceit and Self-Deception, Paperback (January 2014)
Looks at how and why we so often deceive ourselves. This book examines not only how we self-deceive, but also why, taking examples from aviation disasters, con artists, sexual betrayals and conflicts within families. It can make you rethink something that you think you know.
Genes in Conflict, Paperback (March 2008)» View all books by Robert L. Trivers
Covering a variety of species from yeast to humans, this book tells the story of selfish genetic elements, those continually appearing stretches of DNA that act narrowly to advance their own replication at the expense of the larger organism.
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