The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry

By: Mock, Douglas W. & Geoffrey A. Parker

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OUP., 1997. 25cm. Pp.xiii, 464. Photos, text figures. Softbound.

One of the main tenets of evolutionary biology is that organisms behave so as to maximize the number of their genes that will be passed on to future generations. Parents often produce more offspring than they can rear in case special opportunities or calamities occur. This frequently leads to deprivations and even death of some offspring. This book is about the evolutionary diversity, importance, and consequences of such squeezes. In it the authors, top in their field, review the theory, field experiments, and natural history of sibling rivalry across a broad sweep of organisms, in a clear and accessible style that should appeal to both academics and natural historians.

Title: The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry

Author: Mock, Douglas W. & Geoffrey A. Parker

Categories: Varia addenda,

ISBN: 0198577443

ISBN 13: 9780198577447

Condition: As new

Inventory number: 979800

Keywords: 9780198577447. The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry

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