Cooperative breeding in mammals by Solomon N.G., French J.A. (eds.)

By Solomon N.G., French J.A. (eds.)

Cooperative breeding refers to a social procedure within which participants except the fogeys offer take care of the offspring. when you consider that contributors hold up breeding and put money into the offspring of others, cooperative breeding poses a problem to a Darwinian clarification of the evolution of social habit. The members to this publication discover the evolutionary, ecological, behavioral, and physiological foundation of cooperative breeding in mammals. The ebook incorporates a selection of chapters through the best researchers within the box, and it's the first e-book devoted solely to the examine of mammalian cooperative breeding.

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