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Survival Strategies

Cooperation and Conflict in Animal Societies

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674005570

Publication Date: 05/15/2001


212 pages

20 halftones, 18 line illustrations, 3 tables


  • Preface
  • 1. What Are Social Animals?
  • 2. Evolution, the Eternal Tinkerer
  • 3. It’s in the Genes
  • 4. What Do Social Animals Do to Each Other?
  • 5. The Paradox of Altruism
  • 6. Do Animals Favor Their Relatives?
  • 7. A Primitive Wasp Society
  • 8. Games Animals Play
  • 9. The Fine Balance between Cooperation and Conflict
  • 10. Some Caveats and Conclusions
  • Suggested Readings
  • References
  • Index

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