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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 e-book treats traditions in non-human species as organic phenomena which are amenable to the comparative tools 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 common they're, how they're well-known and the way we will learn them. the second one half summarizes state-of-the-art learn programmes trying to establish traditions in assorted taxa in contributions from best researchers during this sector. The ebook ends with a comparability and overview of the choice theoretical formulations and their functions offered within the e-book, and lays out strategies for destiny learn development at the so much promising proof and features of pondering. The Biology of Traditions should be crucial analyzing for college kids and researchers within the fields of anthropology, biology and psychology.

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