By Kyle Summers, Bernard Crespi
Richard D. Alexander is an finished entomologist who grew to become his cognizance to fixing one of the most complicated difficulties linked to the evolution of human social platforms. utilizing impeccable Darwinian common sense and elaborating, extending and including to the vintage theoretical contributions of pioneers of behavioral and evolutionary ecology like George Williams, William Hamilton and Robert Trivers, Alexander built the main specific and finished imaginative and prescient of human social evolution of his period. His rules and hypotheses have encouraged numerous biologists, anthropologists, psychologists and different social scientists to discover the evolution of human social habit in ever better aspect, and lots of of his seminal principles have stood the try out of time and are available to be pillars of our figuring out of human social evolution. This quantity offers vintage papers or chapters through Dr. Alexander, each one thinking about a big subject from his paintings. Introductions by way of Dr. Alexander's former scholars and associates spotlight the significance of his paintings to the sector, describe newer paintings at the subject, and speak about present problems with competition and curiosity.
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2011): a Mechanical weathering resulting in erosional channels; b chemical dissolution of well-cemented carbonate conglomerates with karren (true karstiﬁcation); c karren with the non-soluble components that protrude during karstiﬁcation Goeppert et al. (2011) describe the combined action of mechanical weathering and chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks, with the later mostly prevailing, as the mechanism responsible for karstiﬁcation of the Hochgrat site in the Molasse Basin. This was noted in the development of surface features such as karren as well as on cave walls.
Downstream from Podot locality there are travertine deposits all along the 350-m terrace. Podot travertines are likely of younger Pleistocene age than the higher travertines, being deposited in a paludal environment in a stable period after aggradation in Crna Reka Valley. The travertines at the 350-m Karši Podot terrace are covering alluvial deposits, later cut by Karši Podot Cave.
2009c, d) (Fig. 6). Identiﬁcation of hypogenic caves based only on morphology can be sometimes ambiguous. Therefore, the presence of some characteristic deposits associated with Fig. 6 Conceptual model of the hypogenic cave patterns (Audra et al. 1 Concepts 33 sulfuric acid speleogenesis, or thermal carbonic speleogenesis, can help in interpreting hypogenic origin. Many known hydrothermal caves are lined with scalenohedral (dogtooth spar) calcite crystals (Dublyansky 2013). Gypsum deposits, found as replacement crusts, are indicative of sulfuric acid speleogenesis.