Cooperation in Primates and Humans

Mechanisms and Evolution

Editors: Kappeler, Peter M, van Schaik, Carel P. (Eds.)

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Cooperative behavior has been one of the enigmas of evolutionary theory since the days of Darwin. The contributions to this book examine the many facets of cooperative behavior in primates and humans. Some of the world’s leading experts summarize and review the state of the art of theoretical and empirical studies of cooperation. This is the first attempt to bridge the gap between parallel research activities in primatology and studies of humans. This comparative approach highlights both common principles as well as aspects of human uniqueness with respect to cooperative behavior.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Practicing Hamilton’s rule: kin selection in primate groups

    Joan B. Silk

    Pages 25-46

  • Reciprocal exchange in chimpanzees and other primates

    John C. Mitani

    Pages 107-119

  • Causes, consequences and mechanisms of reconciliation: the role of cooperation

    Filippo Aureli, Colleen Schaffner

    Pages 121-136

  • Cooperative breeding in mammals

    Tim H. Clutton-Brock

    Pages 173-190

  • Monkeys, markets and minds: biological markets and primate sociality

    Louise Barrett, S. Peter Henzi

    Pages 209-232

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cooperation in Primates and Humans
Book Subtitle
Mechanisms and Evolution
Editors
  • Peter M Kappeler
  • Carel P. van Schaik
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-28277-8
DOI
10.1007/3-540-28277-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-28269-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-28374-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 350
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