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The Resource Mothers and others : the evolutionary origins of mutual understanding, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

Mothers and others : the evolutionary origins of mutual understanding, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

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Mothers and others : the evolutionary origins of mutual understanding
Title
Mothers and others
Title remainder
the evolutionary origins of mutual understanding
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Somewhere in Africa, more than a million years ago, a line of apes began to rear their young differently than their Great Ape ancestors. From this new form of care came new ways of engaging and understanding each other. How such singular human capacities evolved, and how they have kept us alive for thousands of generations, is the mystery revealed in this bold and wide-ranging new vision of human emotional evolution." "Mothers and Others finds the key in the primatologically unique length of human childhood. If the young were to survive in a world of scarce food, they needed to be cared for, not only by their mothers but also by siblings, aunts, fathers, friends - and, with any luck, grandmothers. Out of this complicated and contingent form of childrearing, Sarah Hrdy argues, came the human capacity for understanding others. Mothers and others teach us who will care, and who will not"--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF723.M55
LC item number
H73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mother and child
  • Parental behavior in animals
  • Child rearing
  • Behavior evolution
  • Opvoeding
  • Ouderschap
  • Antropologie
  • Evolutie
  • Eltern
  • Kind
  • Verhalten
  • Evolution
  • Mutter
  • Kind
  • Verhaltensforschung
  • évolution (biologie)
  • coopération (psychologie)
Label
Mothers and others : the evolutionary origins of mutual understanding, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-402) and index
Contents
Apes on a plane -- Why us and not them? -- Why it takes a village -- Novel developments -- Will the real pleistocene family please step forward? -- Meet the Alloparents -- Babies as sensory traps -- Grandmothers among others -- Childhood and the descent of man
Control code
261174072
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9780674032996
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008052936
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)261174072
Label
Mothers and others : the evolutionary origins of mutual understanding, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-402) and index
Contents
Apes on a plane -- Why us and not them? -- Why it takes a village -- Novel developments -- Will the real pleistocene family please step forward? -- Meet the Alloparents -- Babies as sensory traps -- Grandmothers among others -- Childhood and the descent of man
Control code
261174072
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9780674032996
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008052936
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)261174072

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