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By Dorothy M. Fragaszy, Susan Perry

Socially maintained behavioural traditions in non-human species carry nice curiosity for biologists, anthropologists and psychologists. This ebook treats traditions in non-human species as organic phenomena which are amenable to the comparative equipment of inquiry utilized in modern biology. Chapters within the first part outline behavioural traditions, and point out how they could come up in non-human species, how frequent they're, how they are famous and the way we will be able to examine them. the second one half summarizes state-of-the-art examine programmes looking to determine traditions in diversified taxa in contributions from major researchers during this sector. The publication ends with a comparability and review of the choice theoretical formulations and their functions provided within the ebook, and lays out options for destiny learn construction at the so much promising proof and features of pondering. The Biology of Traditions may be crucial studying for college students and researchers within the fields of anthropology, biology and psychology.

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