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Mike Hansell

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198507529

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.001.0001

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Evolution Evolution

Evolution Evolution

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(p.226) 8 Evolution
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Animal Architecture
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Mike Hansell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.003.0008

This chapter begins by assessing what evidence the structure of a building provides on a builder's evolutionary past. It then examines the influence that animal built structures exert on the evolutionary trajectory of the builders. Topics covered include animal architecture as behavioural evidence; building and the key adaptation concept; building and social evolution; niche construction; and ecological and cultural inheritance.

Keywords:   animal building, animal builders, evolutionary trajectory, adaptation, social evolution

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