Social information transmission and human biology / edited by Jonathan C.K. Wells, Simon Strickland, and Kevin Laland.

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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Boca Raton, FL : CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006.
Description
289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • An introduction to evolutionary models of human social behavior
  • How niche construction contributes to human gene-culture coevolution
  • State and value : a perspective from behavioral ecology
  • An agnostic view of memes
  • Biological ends and human social information transmission
  • The significance of socially transmitted information for nutrition and health in the great ape Clade
  • Language : costs and benefits of a specialized system for social information transmission
  • The evolution of social information transmission in Homo
  • From cultural history to cultural evolution : an archaeological perspective on social information transmission
  • The uptake of modern contraception in a Gambian community : the diffusion of an innovation over 25 years
  • Sex without birth or death : a comparison of two international humanitarian movements
  • Smoking and the new health education in Britain, 1950s-1970s
  • The demographic and health impact of the one child family policy
  • Social trends and psychopathology
  • Epilogue : memory, tradition, and teleology
ISBN
  • 0849340470
  • 9780849340475
LCCN
2006044585
OCLC
67240780
International Article Number
  • 9780849340475
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