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Product Description: The story of human evolution has fascinated us like no other: we seem to have an insatiable curiosity about who we are and where we have come from. Yet studying the "stones and bones" skirts around what is perhaps the realest, and most relatable, story of human evolution - the social and cognitive changes that gave rise to modern humans...read more

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9780190616786 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The story of human evolution has fascinated us like no other: we seem to have an insatiable curiosity about who we are and where we have come from.

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Product Description: Robin Dunbar uses economic models to explore the social behavior of the gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada), a unique species, whose social system is one of the most complex among the primates. His work illustrates the value of an approach that views social behavior as being ultimately concerned with reproduction and with the maximizing of an individual's contribution to its species' gene pool...read more

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9780691639949 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $124.95 | About this edition: Robin Dunbar uses economic models to explore the social behavior of the gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada), a unique species, whose social system is one of the most complex among the primates.

Paperback:

9780691612003 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Robin Dunbar uses economic models to explore the social behavior of the gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada), a unique species, whose social system is one of the most complex among the primates.

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Product Description: A scientific exploration of some of humanity's most puzzling questions: What is love? Why do we fall in (and out) of love? And why would we have evolved to feel something so weird, with so many downsides?Whether you live for Valentine's Day or are the type to forget your wedding anniversary, love is, quite simply, part of being human...read more

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9781118397657 | Turner Pub Co, November 20, 2012, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A scientific exploration of some of humanity's most puzzling questions: What is love?

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Product Description: Early Human Kinship brings together original studies from leading figures in the biological sciences, social anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics to provide a major breakthrough in the debate over human evolution and the nature of society...read more
By Nicholas J. Allen (editor), Hilary Callan (editor), Robin Dunbar (editor) and Wendy James (editor)

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9781405179010 | Blackwell Pub, June 23, 2008, cover price $127.95 | About this edition: Early Human Kinship brings together original studies from leading figures in the biological sciences, social anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics to provide a major breakthrough in the debate over human evolution and the nature of society.

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9781444338782 | Reprint edition (Blackwell Pub, January 11, 2011), cover price $42.95 | About this edition: Early Human Kinship brings together original studies from leading figures in the biological sciences, social anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics to provide a major breakthrough in the debate over human evolution and the nature of society.

Miscellaneous:

9781444302721 | Blackwell Pub, February 10, 2009, cover price $99.95

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Product Description: Why do men talk and women gossip, and which is better for you? Why is monogamy a drain on the brain? And why should you be suspicious of someone who has more than 150 friends on Facebook? We are the product of our evolutionary history, and this history colors our everyday lives—from why we joke to the depth of our religious beliefs...read more

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9780571253425 | Gardners Books, February 4, 2010, cover price $24.85 | About this edition: Why do men talk and women gossip, and which is better for you?

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Product Description: Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner’s Guide is a uniquely accessible yet comprehensive guide to the study of the effects of evolutionary theory on human behaviour. Written specifically for the general reader, and for entry-level students, it covers all the most important elements of this interdisciplinary subject, from the role of evolution in our selection of partner, to the influence of genetics on parenting...read more

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9781851683567 | Oneworld Pubns Ltd, May 15, 2005, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner’s Guide is a uniquely accessible yet comprehensive guide to the study of the effects of evolutionary theory on human behaviour.

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Product Description: Why do people resort to plastic surgery to look young? Why are stepchildren at greatest risk of fatal abuse? Why do we prefer gossip to algebra? Why must Dogon wives live alone in a dark hut for five days a month? Why are young children good at learning language but not sharing? Over the past decade, psychologists and behavioral ecologists have been finding answers to such seemingly unrelated questions by applying an evolutionary perspective to the study of human behavior and psychology...read more

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9780691096216 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 1, 2002, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Why do people resort to plastic surgery to look young?

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9780691096223 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 28, 2002, cover price $77.00 | About this edition: Why do people resort to plastic surgery to look young?

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Published to coincide with the Discovery Channel's broadcast of Cousins, an up-close look at primates takes readers into the world of humankind's closest living relatives, offering insight into their behavior, sociable nature, mentality, and much more. TV tie-in. (view table of contents)

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9780789471550 | Dk Pub, January 1, 2001, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: An up-close look at primates takes readers into the world of humankind's closest living relatives, offering insight into their behavior, sociable nature, and mentality.

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Product Description: This book explores the ways in which contemporary evolutionary thinking might inform the study of the peculiarly human phenomenon of symbolic culture, including language, ritual, religion, religion and art. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Robin Dunbar (editor), Chris Knight (editor) and Camilla Power (editor)

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9780813527307 | Rutgers Univ Pr, September 1, 1999, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: This book explores the ways in which contemporary evolutionary thinking might inform the study of the peculiarly human phenomenon of symbolic culture, including language, ritual, religion, religion and art.

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9780813527314 | Rutgers Univ Pr, September 1, 1999, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: The Evolution of Culture seeks to explain the origins, evolution and character of human culture, from language, art, music and ritual to the use of technology and the beginnings of social, political and economic behavior.
9780748610761 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, April 29, 1999, cover price $46.55 | About this edition: This work explores what contemporary evolutionary thinking reveals about the origins and earliest history of the peculiarly human phenomenon of symbolic culture, including language, ritual, religion and art.

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9788420639680, titled "El miedo a la ciencia / Fear of Science" | Poc edition (Alianza Editorial Sa, February 1, 1999), cover price $20.95

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Product Description: What a big brain we have for all the small talk we make. It's an evolutionary riddle that at long last makes sense in this intriguing book about what gossip has done for our talkative species. Psychologist Robin Dunbar looks at gossip as an instrument of social order and cohesion--much like the endless grooming with which our primate cousins tend to their social relationships...read more

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9780674363366 | Harvard Univ Pr, October 1, 1998, cover price $35.50 | About this edition: What a big brain we have for all the small talk we make.

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Product Description: Examining the widespread sense of the "difficulty" of science, this work considers why many people find it so hard to grasp how science works, why there is so much suspicion of its success, and why many still seek refuge in religion or New Age spirituality...read more

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9780571174478 | Faber Paperbacks, March 1, 1995, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Examining the widespread sense of the "difficulty" of science, this work considers why many people find it so hard to grasp how science works, why there is so much suspicion of its success, and why many still seek refuge in religion or New Age spirituality.

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Shows unusual insects, fish, amphibians, birds, and mammals in Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica

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9780831796198 | Gallery Books, August 1, 1988, cover price $15.98 | About this edition: Shows unusual insects, fish, amphibians, birds, and mammals in Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica

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Describes the characteristics behavior, habitat, and range for a variety of unusual insects, spiders, frogs, snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, fish, birds, whales, antelopes, deer, seals, leopards, bears, and apes
By Robin Dunbar (contributor)

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9780851128672 | Guinness Superlatives, August 1, 1987, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Describes the characteristics behavior, habitat, and range for a variety of unusual insects, spiders, frogs, snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, fish, birds, whales, antelopes, deer, seals, leopards, bears, and apes

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