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The Resource The evolution of parental care, T.H. Clutton-Brock ; with original drawings by Dafila Scott

The evolution of parental care, T.H. Clutton-Brock ; with original drawings by Dafila Scott

Label
The evolution of parental care
Title
The evolution of parental care
Statement of responsibility
T.H. Clutton-Brock ; with original drawings by Dafila Scott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Synthesizing studies of parental care in a wide variety of animals, this book is the first attempt to provide general answers to the following important questions: Why does the extent of parental care vary so widely between species? Why do only females care for eggs and young in some animals, only males in others, and both parents in a few? To what extent is parental care adjusted to variation in its benefits to offspring and its costs to parents? How do parents divide their resources between their sons and daughters? In this book separate chapters examine the evolution of variation in egg and neonate size, of viviparity and other forms of bearing, and of differences in the duration of incubation, gestation, and lactation. The book reviews theoretical and empirical predictions concerning the evolution of parental care and examines the extent to which these are supported by empirical evidence. The author examines the distribution of parental care among offspring, reviews the empirical evidence that parents invest to different extents in their sons and daughters, and discusses the degree to which parents manipulate the sex ratio of their progeny in relation to the availability of resources
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clutton-Brock, T. H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Monographs in behavior and ecology
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  • Parental behavior in animals
  • Behavior evolution
  • Behaviour, Animal
  • Comportement parental chez les animaux
  • Évolution du comportement
  • SCIENCE
  • Behavior evolution
  • Parental behavior in animals
  • Brutpflege
  • Eltern
  • Evolution
  • Tiere
  • Broedzorg
  • Comportamento Instintivo Animal
  • Comportement parental chez les animaux
  • Évolution du comportement
  • Animaux
Label
The evolution of parental care, T.H. Clutton-Brock ; with original drawings by Dafila Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-331) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Parental care and competition for mates -- Forms of parental care -- The costs of breeding -- Propagule size -- Viviparity -- Incubation, gestation, and lactation -- Parental care in ectotherms -- Parental care in birds and mammals -- Parental tactics 1: Variation in care in relation to benefits -- Parental tactics 2: Variation in care in relation to costs -- Parent-offspring conflict -- Parental investment in sons and daughters -- Sex ratios and differential juvenile mortality -- Conclusions
Control code
on1134769439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 352 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691206981
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvs5f81h
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1134769439
Label
The evolution of parental care, T.H. Clutton-Brock ; with original drawings by Dafila Scott
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-331) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Parental care and competition for mates -- Forms of parental care -- The costs of breeding -- Propagule size -- Viviparity -- Incubation, gestation, and lactation -- Parental care in ectotherms -- Parental care in birds and mammals -- Parental tactics 1: Variation in care in relation to benefits -- Parental tactics 2: Variation in care in relation to costs -- Parent-offspring conflict -- Parental investment in sons and daughters -- Sex ratios and differential juvenile mortality -- Conclusions
Control code
on1134769439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 352 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691206981
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvs5f81h
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1134769439

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