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4. Levels of selection

4. Levels of selection  

Samir Okasha

in Philosophy of Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2019
Published Online: 
Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191844782
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806998.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198806998
‘Levels of selection’ examines the levels-of-selection question, which asks whether natural selection acts on individuals, genes, or groups. This question is one of the most fundamental in ... More
1. How animals behave (and why)

1. How animals behave (and why)  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191780691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198712152
Behaviour is a key way in which animals interact with their world: how animals find and choose mates, look after their young, find food, avoid becoming food for predators, and build nests ... More
Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction  

James Yeates

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191833366
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790969.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198790969
Every year billions of animals are treated by veterinarians. Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction introduces the field of veterinary science, covering the history of its scientific ... More
1. All creatures great and small

1. All creatures great and small  

James Yeates

in Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191833366
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790969.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198790969
‘All creatures great and small’ provides an abridged history of veterinary science, which helps highlight how veterinary scientific developments have progressed alongside other scientific ... More
3. Fighting disease

3. Fighting disease  

Chris Cooper

in Blood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785467
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199581450.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199581450
‘Fighting disease’ looks at how the immune system and vaccination work. It considers the scientific studies of Louis Pasteur, late in the 19th century, who brilliantly expanded on the work ... More
Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction  

Tristram D. Wyatt

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191780691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198712152
How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction discusses how animal behaviour has evolved, how behaviours develop in each ... More

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