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Robin Dunbar uses economic models to explore the social behavior of the gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada), a unique species, whose social system is one of the most complex among the primates. His work illustrates the value of an approach that views social behavior as being ultimately concerned with reproduction and with the maximizing of an individual's contribution to its species' gene pool.

Originally published in 1985.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-15
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  1. Structure ofGelada Populations
  2. pp. 16-23
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  1. Ecological Constraints
  2. pp. 24-31
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  1. Demographic Processes
  2. pp. 32-38
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  1. Social Structureof Reproductive Units
  2. pp. 39-50
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  1. Constraints onFemale Reproduction
  2. pp. 51-55
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  1. The Female's Socio-Reproductive Strategies
  2. pp. 56-76
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  1. A Decision Modelof Female ReproductiveStrategies
  2. pp. 77-89
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  1. The Female'sTactical Options
  2. pp. 90-105
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  1. The Male'sLoyalty Problem
  2. pp. 106-123
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  1. Rules and Decisionsin Harem Acquisition
  2. pp. 124-144
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  1. An Economic Modelof Male ReproductiveStrategies
  2. pp. 145-164
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  1. Tactical OptionsOpen to Males
  2. pp. 165-181
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  1. Dynamics ofStrategy Choice
  2. pp. 182-207
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  1. Two Final ProblemsAbout Males
  2. pp. 208-222
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  1. Evolutionary DecisionsUnder Conflictsof Interest
  2. pp. 223-235
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  1. Appendices: Outline ofComputer Programs
  2. pp. 236-244
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  1. References
  2. pp. 245-258
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  1. Author Index
  2. pp. 259-261
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 262-266
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400853847
MARC Record
OCLC
889248598
Pages
276
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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