Journal of Mammalian Evolution

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 291–293 | Cite as

Optimal Foraging Theory Rides Again

Foraging: Behavior and Ecology. Edited by David W. Stephens, Joel S. Brown, and Ronald C. Ydenberg. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 2007. 608 pp., $99.00 (cloth)/$45.00 (paper). ISBN 0-226-77263-2 (cloth)/0-226-77264-0 (paper)
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anthropology and School of Biomedical SciencesKent State UniversityKentUSA

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