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Sociobiology

The New Synthesis, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition

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$55.00 • £40.95 • €49.50

ISBN 9780674002357

Publication: March 2000

Academic Trade

720 pages

31 halftones, 209 line illustrations, 43 tables

Belknap Press

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  • Part I. Social Evolution
    • 1. The Morality of the Gene
    • 2. Elementary Concepts of Sociobiology
    • 3. The Prime Movers of Social Evolution
    • 4. The Relevant Principles of Population Biology
    • 5. Group Selection and Altruism
    • 6. Group Size, Reproduction, and Time-Energy Budgets
  • Part II. Social Mechanisms
    • 7. The Development and Modification of Social Behavior
    • 8. Communication: Basic Principles
    • 9. Communication: Functions and Complex Systems
    • 10. Communication: Origins and Evolution
    • 11. Aggression
    • 12. Social Spacing, Including Territory
    • 13. Dominance Systems
    • 14. Roles and Castes
    • 15. Sex and Society
    • 16. Paternal Care
    • 17. Social Symbioses
  • Part III. The Social Species
    • 18. The Four Pinnacles of Social Evolution
    • 19. The Colonial Microorganisms and Invertebrates
    • 20. The Social Insects
    • 21. The Cold-Blooded Vertebrates
    • 22. The Birds
    • 23. Evolutionary Trends within the Mammals
    • 24. The Ungulates and Elephants
    • 25. The Carnivores
    • 26. The Nonhuman Primates
    • 27. Man: From Sociobiology to Sociology
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index