Ecological Aspects of Social Evolution
Birds and Mammals
Edited by Daniel I. Rubenstein & Richard W. Wrangham


Seeking common principles of social evolution in different taxonomic groups, the contributors to this volume discuss eighteen groups of birds and mammals for which long-term field studies have been carried out. They examine how social organization is shaped by the interaction between proximate ecological pressures and culture"--the social traditions already in place and shaped by local and phylogenetic history.

First published in 1987.

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