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An overview of the extensive and frequently controversial literature on communally breeding birds developed since the early 1960s, when students of evolution began to examine sociality as a product of natural selection. Jerram Brown provides original data from his own theoretical and empirical studies and summarizes the wide array of results and interpretations made by others.

Originally published in 1987.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. 1 Why Study Helping Behavior?
  2. pp. 3-7
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  1. 2. The Discovery of Helping Behavior and a Classification of Avian Communal Breeding Systems
  2. pp. 8-33
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  1. 3 Climate, Geography, and Taxonomy
  2. pp. 34-44
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  1. 4 Elements of Inclusive Fitness Theory for Field Studies
  2. pp. 45-61
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  1. 5 Delayed Breeding Sets the Stage for Helping
  2. pp. 62-90
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  1. 6 Reduced Dispersal Sets the Stage for Helping
  2. pp. 91-101
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  1. 7 Territorial Inheritance as Parental Facilitation
  2. pp. 102-115
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  1. 8 Mutualism, Cost-Sharing, and Group Size
  2. pp. 116-131
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  1. 9 Mutualistic Mating Systems Polyandry and Uncertain Paternity
  2. pp. 132-153
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  1. 10 Mutualistic Mating Systems Joint Nesting and Uncertain Maternity
  2. pp. 154-168
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  1. 11 Does Helping Really Benefit the Helped?
  2. pp. 169-189
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  1. 12 The Genetic Structure of Social Units
  2. pp. 190-214
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  1. 13 Indirect Selection for Helping
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  1. 14 Direct Fitness, Mutualism, and Reciprocity
  2. pp. 224-249
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  1. 15 Parent-Offspring Relationships
  2. pp. 250-264
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  1. 16 Infanticide. Dominance, and Destructive Behavior
  2. pp. 265-269
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  1. 17 Diet and Group Territoriality
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  1. 18 Synthesis
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  1. Appendix
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  1. Annotated Glossary
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  1. Literature Cited
  2. pp. 309-336
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  1. Author Index
  2. pp. 337-342
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  1. Taxonomic Index
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  1. Subject Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400858569
Related ISBN(s)
9780691084473, 9780691084480, 9780691609645, 9780691637884
MARC Record
OCLC
899264239
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No

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