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More Than Kin and Less Than Kind: The Evolution of Family Conflict

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Informationen zum Autor Douglas W. Mock is Professor in the Department of Zoology at University of Oklahoma. He is the co-author o... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Douglas W. Mock is Professor in the Department of Zoology at University of Oklahoma. He is the co-author of The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry. Klappentext Mock tells readers what scientists have discovered about the disturbing side of family conflice in the natural world. He offers a rare perspective on the family as testing ground for the evolutionary limits of selfishness. Zusammenfassung Sibling rivalry and intergenerational conflict are not limited to humans. Among seals and piglets! storks and burying beetles! in bird nests and beehives! family conflicts can be deadly serious! determining who will survive and who will perish. Mock tells us what scientists have learned about this disturbing side of family dynamics in the nature. Inhaltsverzeichnis Prologue 1. In a Family Way 2. The Problem with Sex 3. Nursery Life with Attitude 4. The Trouble with Parents 5. Raising Cain 6. Killing Me Softly 7. Parenting in an Uncertain World 8. The Ultimate Food-Fight 9. Gambling with Children 10. Beggars! Cheats! and Bad Fruit 11. Silly Squabbles and Serious Sabotage 12. Parent-Offspring Conflict Revisited 13. Till Death Do Us Part 14. Upgrading the Kids 15. Together Again Epilogue Notes Works Cited Acknowledgments Index

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Mock tells readers what scientists have discovered about the disturbing side of family conflice in the natural world. He offers a rare perspective on the family as testing ground for the evolutionary limits of selfishness.



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Sibling rivalry and intergenerational conflict are not limited to humans. Among seals and piglets, storks and burying beetles, in bird nests and beehives, family conflicts can be deadly serious, determining who will survive and who will perish. Mock tells us what scientists have learned about this disturbing side of family dynamics in the nature.

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Prologue 1. In a Family Way 2. The Problem with Sex 3. Nursery Life with Attitude 4. The Trouble with Parents 5. Raising Cain 6. Killing Me Softly 7. Parenting in an Uncertain World 8. The Ultimate Food-Fight 9. Gambling with Children 10. Beggars, Cheats, and Bad Fruit 11. Silly Squabbles and Serious Sabotage 12. Parent-Offspring Conflict Revisited 13. Till Death Do Us Part 14. Upgrading the Kids 15. Together Again Epilogue Notes Works Cited Acknowledgments Index

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Titre: More Than Kin and Less Than Kind: The Evolution of Family Conflict
Sous-titre: The Evolution of Family Conflict
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780674022485
ISBN: 978-0-674-02248-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Harvard Univ Pr
Genre: Biologie
nombre de pages: 267
Poids: 376g
Taille: H194mm x B150mm x T20mm
Année: 2006