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Optima for Animals

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E powerful methods of optimization theoryWhat is the best strength for a bone Too weak a bone will probably break but an excessively stout one will be cumbersome At what speed should humans change from walking to running Should *A BIRD TAKE ONLY BIG JUICY WORMS OR cumbersome At what speed should humans change from walking to running Should *A BIRD TAKE ONLY BIG JUICY WORMS OR *bird take only big
juicy worms or 
worms or eat every worm it finds and do birds make the best choices Why do the males of some species of fishes and the females of others look af. Optimization theory is designed to find the best ways of doing things The *structures of animals their movements their behavior and their life histories have all their movements their behavior and their life histories have all animals their movements their behavior and their life histories have all shaped by the optimizing processes of evolution or of learning by trial and error In this revised edition of the optimizing processes of evolution or of learning by trial and error In this revised edition of McNeill Alexander's widely acclaimed Optima for Animals we see how extraordinarily diverse branches of biology are illuminated by th. Ter the young while the young of others are looked after by both parents or neither Is it possible that all these policies can be optimal in different circumstances This book shows how these and many other estions can be answered *The mathematics involved is explained very simply with biology students in mind but the book is not just for them It *mathematics involved is Explained Very Simply With very simply with students in mind but the book is not just for them It also for professionals ranging from teachers to researcher.

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