The Human Story
A New History of Mankind's Evolution Main
By (author) Robin Dunbar
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Human Story by Robin Dunbar
Book DescriptionA wonderfully accessible, up-to-the-minute account of human evolution by 'one of the most respected evolutionary psychologists in Britain' (Guardian). Of the dozen or so hominid species once in existence, why are we the only one to have survived? What is it that sets us so firmly apart from all the other creatures with whom we share the planet? How and when did that separation come about?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571223039
(199mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 19-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin Dunbar
Reproductive Decisions: an Economic Analysis of Gelada Baboon Social Strategies, Paperback (July 2014)
Thinking Big, Hardback (May 2014)
When and how did the brains of our hominin ancestors become human minds? When and why did our capacity for language or art, music and dance evolve? This book deals with these questions.
Human Evolution, Paperback (May 2014)» View all books by Robin Dunbar
What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why did we survive, and other human species fail? How did this extraordinary proliferation of species come about - and then go extinct? This book shows it was our social and cognitive changes which truly made us distinct from other species.
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Author Biography - Robin Dunbar
Robin Dunbar is currently Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University and a Fellow of Magdalen College. His principal research interest is the evolution of sociality. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1998. His books include The Trouble with Science, 'an eloquent riposte to the anti-science lobby' (Sunday Times), and Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language. The Human Story was described as 'fizzing with recent research and new theories' in the Sunday Times and 'punchy and provocative' by the New Scientist. How Many Friends Does One Person Need?: Dunbar's Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks was published in 2010.
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