Sexual Selection in Primates
New and Comparative Perspectives
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Sexual Selection in Primates by Peter M. Kappeler
Book DescriptionSexual Selection in Primates provides an account of all aspects of sexual selection in primates, combining theoretical insights, comprehensive reviews of the primate literature and comparative perspectives from relevant work on other mammals, birds and humans. Topics include sex roles, sexual dimorphism in weapons, ornaments and armaments, sex ratios, sex differences in behaviour and development, mate choice, sexual conflict, sex-specific life history strategies, sperm competition and infanticide. The outcome of the evolutionary struggle between the sexes, the flexibility of roles and the leverage of females are discussed and emphasised throughout. Sexual Selection in Primates is aimed at graduates and researchers in primatology, animal behaviour, evolutionary biology and comparative psychology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521537384
(246mm x 189mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter M. Kappeler
Evolution of Primate Societies, Paperback (November 2012)
Intended as a sequel to "Primate Societies", this book compiles thirty-one chapters that review the state of knowledge regarding the behavior of nonhuman primates. It includes chapters that are organized around four major adaptive problems primates face as they strive to grow, maintain themselves, and reproduce in the wild.
Mind the Gap, Paperback (November 2009)
Examining evolutionary origins of universal human traits, this volume aims to understand what has shaped modern human behavior. This is illustrated through the identification of universal human traits and a look at how humans differ from various primates.
Primate Life Histories and Socioecology, Paperback (April 2003)
How do primate life histories affect social systems and behaviour? Does chimpanzee maturation factor into the formation of bands and marauding males? These, and many other issues are addressed in this volume which will be of interest to a wide range of researchers and ecologists.
Primate Males, Hardback (May 2000)» View all books by Peter M. Kappeler
Explores male number variation between and within primate species and its effects on male-female relationships.
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Author Biography - Peter M. Kappeler
PETER KAPPELER is Head of the Department of Behaviour and Ecology in the Deutsches Primatenzentrum in Gottingen, Germany. CAREL VAN SCHAIK is a Professor in the Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy at Duke University, North Carolina.
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