Why do birds often live in pairs and rear chicks together, whereas female mammals usually live in groups and rear their young without male help? Why do males sometimes live with a single mate when they are capable of fertilizing more than one female's eggs? Is male helping behavior important for monogamous partnerships? This book provides answers concerning the biological roots of social monogamy in animal groups as diverse as ungulates, carnivores, rodents, birds and primates (including humans) for students and researchers in behavioral ecology, evolutionary anthropology and zoology.
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Ulrich Reichard is a research scientist in the Department of Primatology at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig.
Christophe Boesch is Scientific Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and Professor of Primatology at the University of Leipzig.
'This book provides an up-to-date and important contribution on monogamy in birds, humans and other mammals ... this is an excellent and very informative book which will be of use to anyone interested in mating systems and mating strategies. It highlights the many as yet unresolved questions concerning the evolution of monogamy and should stimulate new avenues of research.' Primate Eye
'All in all it is a very impressive collection of studies.' David J. Chivers, Folia Primatologica
'... this volume is both interesting and provocative. Everyone interested in social systems in vertebrates and the theoretical issues that are still unsettled will want a copy of this book.' Primates
' ... this is a useful book and it makes a welcome addition to the literature.' Ethology
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