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The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date April 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385495172
ISBN-10 038549517X
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Original list price $16.95
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Summary
Drawing on the latest research in evolutionary biology, a groundbreaking study of the link between evolution and human sexuality argues that the development of the human brain can be linked to the need to attract and win sexual partners. Reprint. 10,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: At once a pioneering study of evolution and an accessible and lively reading experience, The Mating Mind marks the arrival of a prescient and provocative new science writer. Psychologist Geoffrey Miller offers the most convincing–and radical–explanation for how and why the human mind evolved.

Consciousness, morality, creativity, language, and art: these are the traits that make us human. Scientists have traditionally explained these qualities as merely a side effect of surplus brain size, but Miller argues that they were sexual attractors, not side effects. He bases his argument on Darwin’ s theory of sexual selection, which until now has played second fiddle to Darwin’ s theory of natural selection, and draws on ideas and research from a wide range of fields, including psychology, economics, history, and pop culture. Witty, powerfully argued, and continually thought-provoking, The Mating Mind is a landmark in our understanding of our own species.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385495165
 
1 edition from Doubleday (May 1, 2000)
9780385495165 | details & prices | 503 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Argues that the human brain, with its capacity for art, empathy, and wit, evolved in a distinct manner as a result of sexual selection and that these traits were favored simply because they are attractive to the opposite sex.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Anchor Books (April 1, 2001)
9780385495172 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Drawing on the latest research in evolutionary biology, a groundbreaking study of the link between evolution and human sexuality argues that the development of the human brain can be linked to the need to attract and win sexual partners.

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