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Foundations of Social Evolution
A theoretical treatment of one of the central prob

 
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By Steven A. Frank (au)
Year: 1998
Pages: 268
Binding Paperback
ISBN 0-691-05934-9

Product Code: 1422358844

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A theoretical treatment of one of the central problems in evolutionary biology, the evolution of social cooperation & conflict. Frank tackles the problem with an original combination of approaches: game theory, classical models of natural selection, quantitative genetics, & kin selection. He unites these with a theory of model formation & comparative statics, the development of simple methods for analyzing complex problems, & notions of info. & rationality. Frank makes major advances in understanding the foundations of social evolution. Also provides a  “how-to” guide for constructing models of social behavior. Essential reading for evolutionary biologists, economists, mathematicians, & others interested in natural selection. Illus.

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