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By Amy Sutherland

EISBN-13: 9781101218822
Other ISBNs: 9781429515344

an extraordinary and completely captivating glance contained in the Harvard of untamed animal wranglers

As is apparent to an individual who has learn her so much e-mailed big apple instances article of 2006, 'What Shamu Taught Me a couple of chuffed Marriage,' Amy Sutherland is familiar with a specific thing or approximately animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, she takes readers in the back of the gates of Moorpark group collage, the place scholars are taught such abilities as easy methods to educate a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open extensive for a vet examination. As she follows the college, scholar physique, and 4- footed educating aides at Moorpark's unique Animal education and administration software, Sutherland produces a real stroll at the wild part, choked with ask yourself, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.

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Early attempts to model or predict menopause suggested that the inclusive fitness benefits of mothering or grandmothering were not sufficient to offset the potential benefits of continuing to reproduce (Hill & Hurtado 1991, 1996; Rogers 1993). Cant and Johnstone (2008), however, argue that if one takes the costs of reproductive competition into account, one reaches a different conclusion. They argue that, in the 2 Our Children: Parental Decisions — How Much to Invest in Your Offspring 27 context of female dispersal, which likely characterized early human societies, older women will compete with younger, immigrant women who have a competitive advantage, because they are insensitive to the reproductive costs of older females and have less to gain from cooperation.

Complex human social systems also create opportunities for additional forms of parental investment not typically thought of as parental care, such as arranging marriages, transferring social connections, and endowing offspring with wealth (Alexander 1990; Trivers 1972). The benefits of parental investment to offspring can also take many forms, including effects on survival, growth, health, immune function, and social status, which ultimately affect fitness, the number of offspring (or other close kin discounted by their degree of relatedness) surviving in future generations.

1 The Trivers–Willard Effect There are many cultures in which parents have been shown to systematically bias investment towards one sex or the other based on parental characteristics such as health, wealth, or social status. Sex-based investment can take many forms, from alterations of the sex ratio itself through infanticide or abortion, to mild or extreme forms of neglect, discrimination or favoritism, to investing different types of resources or employing different strategies in raising and marrying sons vs.

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