Significant Others The Ape-Human Continuum and the Quest for Human Nature

ISBN-10: 046508172X

ISBN-13: 9780465081721

Edition: 2002

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Examines what the family connection between apes and humans really means, arguing that if we want to learn about human nature we must look to the apes. Stanford provides insights into infanticide, mating practices and the origins of human cognition - as well as debunking many myths.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 6/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Craig B. Stanford is Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology and Co-Director of the Jane Goodall Research Center at the University of Southern California.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: Five Cherished Myths of Human Origins
Love, Death, and Food
Apes from Mars and Venus
You Are What You Eat
Let Us Prey
The Handmaid's Tale
The Infanticide Wars
Natal Attractions
Culture, Language, and the Trouble with Evolutionary Psychology
Got Culture?
Machiavelli's Uncle Was a Monkey
The Nature of Nurture
The Silliest Debate
Islands in the Human Sea
Gorillas Without Borders
In the Field
Islands in the Human Sea
The Ape's Gift
Notes
References
Index
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