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Parenting Across the Life Span: Biosocial Dimensions

Parenting Across the Life Span: Biosocial Dimensions

1st Edition

Jeanne Altmann
November 15, 2010

Research on parenting through the life course has developed around two separate approaches. Evolutionary biology provides fresh perspectives from life history theory using behavioral ecology and parental investment theory. At the same time, the social and behavioral sciences integrates research...

Father-child Relations: Cultural and Biosocial Contexts

Father-child Relations: Cultural and Biosocial Contexts

1st Edition

Barry S. Hewlett
November 15, 2010

Due to a greater involvement of American fathers in the direct care of their children in recent years, interest in the impact and nature of the father's role in nurturing children has increased. While studies about fathers in the industrialized, literate West have proliferated, little is known...

New World Primates: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

New World Primates: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

1st Edition

Warren Kinzey
December 31, 1997

This book, whose contributors are leading experts on various aspects of New World monkeys, explores the tremendous diversity to be found among neotropical primate species that have adapted to the highly varied Central and South American ecosystems. These studies provide striking similarities and...

Ache Life History: The Ecology and Demography of a Foraging People

Ache Life History: The Ecology and Demography of a Foraging People

1st Edition

Kim Hill, A.Magdalena Hurtado
December 31, 1995

The Ache, whose life history the authors recounts, are a small indigenous population of hunters and gatherers living in the neotropical rainforest of eastern Paraguay. This is part exemplary ethnography of the Ache and in larger part uses this population to make a signal contribution to human...

Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives

Breastfeeding: Biocultural Perspectives

1st Edition

Patricia Stuart-Macadam
December 31, 1995

Breastfeeding is a biocultural phenomenon: not only is it a biological process, but it is also a culturally determined behavior. As such, it has important implications for understanding the past, present, and future condition of our species. In general, scholars have emphasized either the...

Dynamics of Human Reproduction: Biology, Biometry, Demography

Dynamics of Human Reproduction: Biology, Biometry, Demography

1st Edition

James W. Wood
December 31, 1994

Awarded the W. W. Howells Award for the Outstanding Book in Biological Anthropology, this volume presents a comprehensive, integrated, and up-to-date overview of the major physiological and behavioral factors affecting human reproduction. In attempting to identify the most important causes of...

Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior

Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior

1st Edition

Eric Alden Smith
December 31, 1992

"à required reading for anyone interested in the economy, ecology, and demography of human societies." --American Journal of Human Biology "This excellent book can serve both as a text¼book and as a scholarly reference." --American Scientist...

Homicide: Foundations of Human Behavior

Homicide: Foundations of Human Behavior

1st Edition

Martin Daly, Margo Wilson
December 31, 1988

The human race spends a disproportionate amount of attention, money, and expertise in solving, trying, and reporting homicides, as compared to other social problems. The public avidly consumes accounts of real-life homicide cases, and murder fiction is more popular still. Nevertheless, we have only...

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