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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 (15 chapters)

  • Cooperation in primates and humans: closing the gap

    Schaik, Carel P. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

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

    Silk, Joan B.

    Pages 25-46

  • Kinship, competence and cooperation in primates

    Chapais, Bernard

    Pages 47-64

  • Reciprocal altruism: 30 years later

    Trivers, Robert

    Pages 67-83

  • Simple and complex reciprocity in primates

    Waal, Frans B. M. (et al.)

    Pages 85-105

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-28277-8
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-28269-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-28374-4
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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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