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Monogamy

Mating Strategies and Partnerships in Birds, Humans and Other Mammals

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Why do males of some species live with a single mate when they are capable of fertilizing more than one female's eggs? Why do some females pair only with one male, and not with several partners? Why do birds usually live in pairs and feed chicks together whilst mammals often live in larger groups with females rearing their young without male help? These questions form the central theme of this book. Social monogamy is a complex, multi-faceted phenomenon that does not always correspond with reproductive monogamy, so a paired male may not necessarily be raising his own offspring. Exploring the variables influencing and maintaining the fascinating diversity of social, sexual and reproductive monogamous partnerships in birds, mammals and humans, this book provides clues to the biological roots of monogamy for students and researchers in behavioural ecology, evolutionary anthropology, primatology, zoology and ornithology.

Author Biography

Ulrich Reichard is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Previously he was a research scientist in the Department of Primatology at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. Christophe Boesch is Scientific Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and Professor of Primatology at the University of Leipzig.
Release date NZ
November 30th, 2003
Contributors
Edited by Christophe Boesch Edited by Ulrich H. Reichard
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
38 Tables, unspecified; 36 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
278
Dimensions
196x254x19
ISBN-13
9780521819732
Product ID
1772210

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