The Ecology of social behavior

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Published by Academic Press in San Diego .

Written in English

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  • Social behavior in animals.,
  • Animal ecology.

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Includes bibliographies and index.

Book details

Statementedited by C.N. Slobodchikoff.
ContributionsSlobodchikoff, C. N.
LC ClassificationsQL775 .E26 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 429 p. :
Number of Pages429
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2404497M
ISBN 100126487804, 0126487812
LC Control Number87035148

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