Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is printed to order. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within 5-10 days.

Published: 06 January 2011

280 Pages | 25 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199231157

Also Available As:

Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AQ)

Chapter 1

Principles of Social Evolution

Andrew F.G. Bourke

Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution

  • Presents a fresh synthesis of the principles of social evolution that underlie the major transitions
  • The first integrated treatment of the topic since Maynard Smith and Szathmáry's landmark volume
  • Ranges from the evolution of cells to the evolution of social insects, and includes numerous examples of the principles demonstrated, drawn from the latest studies of microbes, plants, insects, birds, and mammals
  • Ideal course material for advanced undergraduates and for graduate seminars