Mary Ellen Morbeck, Alison Galloway, Adrienne Zihlman's The Evolving Female PDF

By Mary Ellen Morbeck, Alison Galloway, Adrienne Zihlman

ISBN-10: 0691027471

ISBN-13: 9780691027470

ISBN-10: 069102748X

ISBN-13: 9780691027487

ISBN-10: 1400812763

ISBN-13: 9781400812769

This booklet is a stellar source, addressing what it potential to be a feminine in evolution. From it i've got received a extra enlightened point of view of ways and why the feminine physique services - for instance: why girl primates (including human adult females) are likely to deposit additional fats and why adult females advance osteoporosis. The cross-cultural life-histories of girls mentioned within the Evolving woman are attention-grabbing and worthy. Life-histories of non-human primates upload extra intensity to the textual content. this can be a needs to learn for all ladies and all scholars of evolution!

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Those interested in how cross-species comparisons of primate traits can be used to elucidate evolutionary trends in body/brain size and mortality patterns are referred to the work of Charnov and Berrigan (1993); C. , Harvey and Clutton-Brock 1985; Harvey et al. 1987; Harvey 1990; Promislow and Harvey 1990). Three of the few primate papers that actually have the words “life history” in the title are Chism et al. ” These three make a good comparative point of departure for this overview of the literature.

Thus, we have made three separate attempts to document a significant relationship between dominance and aspects of the life histories of our Japanese macaque cohort, or subsets thereof (Gouzoules et al. 1982; Fedigan et al. 1986; Fedigan 1991). We have been singularly unsuccessful in finding such a relationship, although we tried many different analyses and ways of organizing the data in an attempt to Changing Views of Female Life Histories find one. In our Arashiyama West cohort, dominant females do not begin reproducing earlier, or produce more infants in their lifetimes or experience greater infant survival, or produce more sons or daughters, or live longer than do subordinate females.

In our Arashiyama West cohort, dominant females do not begin reproducing earlier, or produce more infants in their lifetimes or experience greater infant survival, or produce more sons or daughters, or live longer than do subordinate females. Many of these findings have been corroborated by independent studies of dominance and reproductive success in the Arashiyama East group in Japan by Takahata (1980), Wolfe (1984), and Huffman (1987). There are at least two mechanisms by which dominance could have an impact on the reproductive success of females.

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