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dc.contributor.authorBiro, Dora
dc.contributor.authorHaslam, Michael
dc.contributor.authorRutz, Christian
dc.identifier.citationBiro , D , Haslam , M & Rutz , C 2013 , ' Tool use as adaptation ' , Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences , vol. 368 , no. 1630 , 20120408 .
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5187-7417/work/60427590
dc.description.abstractTool use is a vital component of the human behavioural repertoire. The benefits of tool use have often been assumed to be self-evident: by extending control over our environment, we have increased energetic returns and buffered ourselves from potentially harmful influences. In recent decades, however, the study of tool use in both humans and non-human animals has expanded the way we think about the role of tools in the natural world. This Theme Issue is aimed at bringing together this developing body of knowledge, gathered across multiple species and from multiple research perspectives, to chart the wider evolutionary context of this phylogenetically rare behaviour.
dc.relation.ispartofPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciencesen
dc.rights© 2013 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectTechnological evolutionen
dc.subjectSocial learningen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.titleTool use as adaptationen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Biological Diversityen
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