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Gorilla Society: Conflict, Compromise, and Cooperation Between the Sexes

Alexander H. Harcourt and Kelly J. Stewart


Societies develop as a result of the interactions of individuals as they compete and cooperate with one another in the evolutionary struggle to survive and reproduce successfully. Gorilla society is arranged according to these different and sometimes conflicting evolutionary goals of the sexes. In seeking to understand why gorilla society exists as it does, this book brings together extensive data on wild gorillas, collected over decades by numerous researchers working in diverse habitats across Africa, to illustrate how the social system of gorillas has evolved and endured. It introduces rece ... More

Keywords: gorilla society, wild gorillas, Africa, social systems, primate societies, life history, ecology, survival, reproduction, conservation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226316024
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226316048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander H. Harcourt, author

Kelly J. Stewart, author

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