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prehistoric creatures fill the bookshelves at an almost alarming rate, it is certainly good to see a new publication devoted entirely to fossils of invertebrates, which far outnumber those of vertebrates anyway! The present book sets out to ‘highlight the appreciation of fossils as the remains of once living

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D.H. Spaargaren, Jaap Dorgelo and H.P. Wagner

), hydrology, geomorphology and interactions between physical and biological factors became better understood. To bring structure and function in a unifying framework is a hard but challenging aim. In the increasingly vast mass of scientists motivated to write a book, I welcome any ecological contribution in

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), hydrology, geomorphology and interactions between physical and biological factors became better undcrstood. To bring structure and function in a unifying framework is a hard but challenging aim. In the increasingly vast mass of scientists motivated to write a book, I welcome any ecological contribution in

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Claudia Barelli, Ulrich Reichard, Christophe Boesch and Michael Heistermann

, 2005). Sharing decisions, instead of accepting the decisions of a single leader, seems a more profitable strategy for gregarious individuals to both maintain group cohe- sion and the advantages of group life (Conradt & Ropert, 2007). Although individual(s) at the front position of moving groups are not

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Dan L. Danielopol, M. Cristina Cabral and Pierre Carbonel

. Remembering him is not only a way to honour his qualities as a scientist and as a simple human being, but also to transmit to readers an idea of how important it is for a scientist to have incorporated in his every-day life the common-sense of friendly communication with his colleagues and/or with his

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P.J.A. Timmermans and E. Maris

that (moreover) swims in a synchronised and polarised way. It is quite common for young fishes to live in schools. In many species schooling is abandoned later in life; and some species become territorial. Living in groups is not intrinsically incompatible with hunting. Perch (Perca fluviatilis), for

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Ernst W. Hansen

were three groups of four infant rhesus monkeys and eight rhesus mothers. There were two primary groups. The Mother Playpen Group consisted of four infant male monkeys that lived with their natural mothers from birth through the first i5 months of life except for a period of approximately one hour

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Michael Rönnlund, Elisabeth Åström and Maria Grazia Carelli

, Butler (1963) argued that in terms of life review and reminiscence, reflections concerning past experiences, in particular resurgence of unresolved conflicts, are part of a normal developmental process, triggered by the realization of one’s own mortality. Life review through reminiscence, he argued

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Philip Kitcher

articulate their favored principles, extensions will always be needed for application to new situations. An unremarked irony of the traditional perspective is that it effectively seeks to put an end to ethical life, by offering a system of principles so complete that conduct could properly be governed by

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Patricia S. Churchland

together; they disliked being separated. The pleasure and pain systems were extended to respond to social stimuli. What was so advantageous about the way early mammal-like reptiles made a living that set the stage for this whole new way of having babies and extending care? The answer is energy sources