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Mortal Rituals What the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us about Human Evolution

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ISBN-10: 0231165005

ISBN-13: 9780231165006

Edition: 2013

Authors: Matt J. Rossano

List price: $29.95
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On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. The incident made international headlines and spawned several bestselling books, fueled partially by the fact that the young men had resorted to cannibalism to survive. Matt Rossano examines this story from an evolutionary perspective, weaving together findings and ideas from anthropology, psychology, religion, and cognitive science. He ties their story to our story, seeing in the mortal rituals of this ten-week struggle a reflection of the very essence of what it means to be human.During their…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/13/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100