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by Raghavendra Gadagkar

Category: Biological Sciences
Subcategory: Science books
Author: Raghavendra Gadagkar
ISBN: 0674005570
ISBN13: 978-0674005570
Language: English
Publisher: Harvard University Press (May 15, 2001)
Pages: 212
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Raghavendra Gadagkar. Ropalidia marginata is a primitively eusocial wasp widely distributed in peninsular India. November 1998 · BioScience.

Raghavendra Gadagkar. Although solitary females found a small proportion of nests, the vast majority of newnests are founded bysmall groups of females. 1997 December 1999 · Journal of Bioeconomics.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-192) and index. Did you know that Tasmanian hens have two husbands? That cellular slime molds commit suicide?

Includes bibliographical references (p.

The author weaves in the most recent evolutionary explanations of the strategies animals adopt for their survival. Irresistible and well illustrated. intriguing cameos of examples of how different species survive, on insects, mammals, birds, and fish.

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His first book, Survival Strategies, has been translated into Chinese and Korean. Gadagkar, Raghavendra (May 2001). Survival Strategies - Cooperation and Conflict in Animal Societies. Harvard: Harvard University Press. p. 212. ISBN 978-0-674-00611-9.

Survival Strategies: Cooperation and Conflict in Animal Societies. Harvard University Press, Cambridge. Journal of Bioeconomics 1, 323 (1999) doi:10. 1023/A:1010066414833.

Raghavendra Gadagkar (born, 1953) obtained . c (Hons) and . c. Welcome to my Home Page. Survival Strategies - Cooperation and Conflict in Animal Societies, Harvard University Press, 1997. in Zoology from Bangalore University and P. in Molecular Biology from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Social Biology of Ropalidia marginata - Toward Understanding the Evolution of Eusociality, Harvard University Press, 2001.

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R Gadagkar, Survival Strategies – Cooperation and Conflict in Animal Societies, Harvard University Press . Address for Correspondence Raghavendra Gadagkar Centre for Ecological Sciences Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 560 012, India

R Gadagkar, Survival Strategies – Cooperation and Conflict in Animal Societies, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and Universities Press, Hyderabad, India, 1997. Address for Correspondence Raghavendra Gadagkar Centre for Ecological Sciences Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 560 012, India. in/hpg/ ragh 73. Related documents.

Did you know that Tasmanian hens have two husbands? That cellular slime molds commit suicide? That vampire bats will share food with hungry fellow bats and that hanuman langurs commit infanticide? Why creatures great and small behave in such fascinating and seemingly perplexing ways is explained in this delightful account of the evolutionary foundations of animal social behavior.

Only in recent years have biologists and ethologists begun to apply careful evolutionary thinking to the study of animal societies--and with spectacular results. This book presents the choicest of these findings, with a remarkable wealth of insights into the myriad strategies that animals have developed to perpetuate their kind. In an irresistible style, Raghavendra Gadagkar explores the strategies of cooperation and conflict adopted by animals--from the lordly lion to the primitive wasp worker--as they choose mates, raise their young, communicate with others, and establish the division of labor necessary to feed and protect the group and safeguard their territory.

Whether focusing on the birds or the bees, this book offers both superb descriptions and lucid explanations of many different behaviors encountered in the animal world: why a ground squirrel will sound an alarm--even risk its own safety--to warn fellow squirrels of impending danger; why weaver ant larvae donate silk for nest building; why house mice raise their offspring in a communal nursery; and how animals can recognize the relatives they want to favor--or avoid.

Illustrated with both photographs and explanatory diagrams, this expert and inviting tour of the social world of animals will inform and charm anyone curious about the motivations behind the amazing range of activity in the animal kingdom.

Comments to eBook Survival Strategies: Cooperation and Conflict in Animal Societies
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Gold Crown
I first encountered Gadagkar through his work on genetic relatedness in wasps and bees. His professional work is extremely careful, quantitative, and innovative. I was surprised to find a different side of this impressive animal behaviorist in this charming little book. Gadagkar has an admirable ability to explain complex biological theory without recourse to complicated terminology and equations.
The centerpiece of Gadagkar's interpretation of cooperation and conflict in animal societies is Hamilton's inequality, which says that individuals will, in the long run, help others at a cost to themselves, if the benefit to the others times their relatedness to the helper is greater than the cost to the helper. This simple little equation is a powerful leitmotif that runs through each and every example in this book. And the examples are extremely elegant and memorable---reading this reminded me of when I read Ray Bradbury's Illustrated Man when I was a kid, so wide ranging and daring are his examples---except that in this case what is being described is scientifically impeccable.
This book is great for beginners in sociobiology and animal behavior, but it is also a wonderful treat for those (like myself) who have read widely in the field.
There are two areas of cooperation/conflict that Gadagkar does not touch. The first is homo sapiens. You'll have to look elsewhere for the sociobiology of humans. The second is cooperation/conflict among cells in multicellular organisms. I recommend the collection edited by Laurent Keller (Princeton University Press) for an introduction to the latter.
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