The Infanticide Controversy

The Infanticide Controversy

Primatology and the Art of Field Science

eBook - 2009
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Infanticide in the natural world might be a relatively rare event, but as Amanda Rees shows, it has enormously significant consequences. Identified in the 1960s as a phenomenon worthy of investigation, infanticide had, by the 1970s, become the focus of serious controversy. The suggestion, by Sarah Hrdy, that it might be the outcome of an evolved strategy intended to maximize an individual's reproductive success sparked furious disputes between scientists, disagreements that have continued down to the present day. Meticulously tracing the history of the infanticide debates, and drawing on exten.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781282426849
1282426842
9780226707129
0226707121
9780226707143
0226707148
9780226707129
Characteristics: 1 online resource (288 pages)

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