Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on text@footprint.com.au

Submit

Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Helping Communal Breeding in Birds: Ecology and Evolution

by J Brown Princeton Legacy Library
Pub Date:
06/1987
ISBN:
9780691609645
Format:
Pbk 374 pages
Price:
AU$119.00 NZ$120.87
Product Status: Available in Approx 5 days
add to your cart

Other Available Formats:

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. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • Contents, pg. vii
  • Preface, pg. xiii
  • Acknowledgments, pg. xvii
  • 1. Why Study Helping Behavior?, pg. 1
  • 2. The Discovery of Helping Behavior and a Classification of Avian Communal Breeding Systems, pg. 8
  • 3. Climate, Geography, and Taxonomy, pg. 34
  • 4. Elements of Inclusive Fitness Theory for Field Studies, pg. 45
  • 5. Delayed Breeding Sets the Stage for Helping, pg. 62
  • 6. Reduced Dispersal Sets the Stage for Helping, pg. 91
  • 7. Territorial Inheritance as Parental Facilitation, pg. 102
  • 8. Mutualism, Cost-sharing, and Group Size, pg. 116
  • 9. Mutualistic Mating Systems Polyandry and Uncertain Paternity, pg. 132
  • 10. Mutualistic Mating Systems Joint Nesting and Uncertain Maternity, pg. 154
  • 11. Does Helping Really Benefit the Helped?, pg. 169
  • 12. The Genetic Structure of Social Units215, pg. 190
  • 13. Indirect Selection for Helping, pg. 215
  • 14. Direct Fitness, Mutualism, and Reciprocity, pg. 224
  • 15. Parent-Offspring Relationships, pg. 250
  • 16. Infanticide. Dominance, and Destructive Behavior, pg. 265
  • 17. Diet and Group Territoriality, pg. 270
  • 18. Synthesis, pg. 276
  • Appendix, pg. 291
  • Annotated Glossary, pg. 297
  • Author Index, pg. 337
  • Taxonomic Index, pg. 343
  • Subject Index, pg. 352