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Cooperation Among Animals: An Evolutionary Perspective
Short Title: Cooperation among animals
Format: Book
Publication Date: Nov 30, 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Place of Publication: New York
Sources ID: 47991
Collection: Altruism
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
Outlines four different categories of cooperation - reciprocal altruism, kinship, group-selected cooperation, and by-product mutualism - and ties them together in a single framework called the Cooperator's Dilemna. Hundreds of studies on cooperation in insects, fish, birds, and mammals are then reviewed, each example being tied back to the theoretical framework developed early on when the data allows. |Future experiments designed to further elucidate a particular type of cooperation are provided throughout the text.