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Animal Social Complexity

Intelligence, Culture, and Individualized Societies

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674419131

Publication Date: 09/28/2005

640 pages

49 halftones, 74 line illustrations


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  • Preface
  • I. Life History and Brain Evolution
    • 1. Life History and Cognitive Evolution in Primates [Carel P. van Schaik and Robert O. Deaner]
    • Case Study 1A. Sociality and Disease Risk: A Comparative Study of Leukocyte Counts in Primates [Charles L. Nunn]
    • 2. Dolphin Social Complexity: Lessons from Long-Term Study and Life History [Randall S. Wells]
    • 3. Sources of Social Complexity in the Three Elephant Species [Katy Payne]
  • II. Evolution of Cooperative Strategies
    • 4. Complex Cooperation among Taï Chimpanzees [Christophe Boesch]
    • Case Study 4A. Coalitionary Aggression in White-Faced Capuchins [Susan Perry]
    • Case Study 4B. Levels and Patterns in Dolphin Alliance Formation [Richard C. Connor and Michael Krützen]
    • 5. The Social Complexity of Spotted Hyenas [Christine M. Drea and Laurence G. Frank]
    • Case Study 5A. Maternal Rank “Inheritance” in the Spotted Hyena [Anne Engh and Kay E. Holekamp]
    • 6. Is Social Stress a Consequence of Subordination or a Cost of Dominance? [Scott Creel and Jennifer L. Sands]
    • Case Study 6A. Sperm Whale Social Structure: Why It Takes a Village to Raise a Child [Sarah L. Mesnick, Karen Evans, Barbara L. Taylor, John Hyde, Sergio Escorza-Treviño, and Andrew E. Dizon]
  • III. Social Cognition
    • 7. Equivalence Classification as an Approach to Social Knowledge: From Sea Lions to Simians [Ronald J. Schusterman, Colleen Reichmuth Kastak, and David Kastak]
    • 8. The Structure of Social Knowledge in Monkeys [Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney]
    • 9. Social Syntax: The If–Then Structure of Social Problem Solving [Frans B. M. de Waal]
    • Case Study 9A. Conflict Resolution in the Spotted Hyena [Sofia A. Wahaj and Kay E. Holekamp]
  • IV. Communication
    • 10. Laughter and Smiling: The Intertwining of Nature and Culture [Jan A. R. A. M. van Hooff and Signe Preuschoft]
    • Case Study 10A. Emotional Recognition by Chimpanzees [Lisa A. Parr]
    • 11. Vocal Communication in Wild Parrots [Jack W. Bradbury]
    • Case Study 11A. Representational Vocal Signaling in the Chimpanzee [Karen I. Hallberg, Douglas A. Nelson, and Sarah T. Boysen]
    • 12. Social and Vocal Complexity in Bats [Gerald S. Wilkinson]
    • 13. Dolphins Communicate about Individual-Specific Social Relationships [Peter L. Tyack]
    • Case Study 13A. Natural Semanticity in Wild Primates [Klaus Zuberbühler]
  • V. Cultural Transmission
    • 14. Koshima Monkeys and Bossou Chimpanzees: Long-Term Research on Culture in Nonhuman Primates [Tetsuro Matsuzawa]
    • Case Study 14A. Movement Imitation in Monkeys [Bernhard Voelkl and Ludwig Huber]
    • 15. Individuality and Flexibility of Cultural Behavior Patterns in Chimpanzees [Toshisada Nishida]
    • Case Study 15A. Sex Differences in Termite Fishing among Gombe Chimpanzees [Stephanie S. Pandolfi, Carel P. van Schaik, and Anne E. Pusey]
    • 16. Ten Dispatches from the Chimpanzee Culture Wars [W. C. McGrew]
    • Case Study 16A. Spontaneous Use of Tools by Semifree-ranging Capuchin Monkeys [Eduardo B. Ottoni and Massimo Mannu]
    • 17. Society and Culture in the Deep and Open Ocean: The Sperm Whale and Other Cetaceans [Hal Whitehead]
    • Case Study 17A. Do Killer Whales Have Culture? [Harald Yurk]
    • 18. Discovering Culture in Birds: The Role of Learning and Development [Meredith J. West, Andrew P. King, and David J. White]
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Index

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