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Significant Others - Craig Stanford

Paperback Published: 1st July 2002
ISBN: 9780465081721
Number Of Pages: 256

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What the family connection between apes and humans really means. Evolutionary scientists know that the line that divides humans from other animals has grown increasingly blurry, yet many other fields, especially in the social sciences, have not really absorbed this knowledge. At the same time, the knowledge that all humans are genetically and cognitively modern has left the apes as our only true "savages." Thus if we want to learn about human nature and how we came to be as we are, we must look to the apes. In this sweeping, fresh, controversial book, primatologist Craig Stanford does just that, giving us fascinating insights--and debunks many myths--about infanticide, mating practices, and the origins of human cognition.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introduction: Five Cherished Myths of Human Originsp. 1
Love, Death, and Food
Apes from Mars and Venusp. 21
You Are What You Eatp. 31
Let Us Preyp. 47
The Handmaid's Talep. 61
The Infanticide Warsp. 77
Natal Attractionsp. 91
Culture, Language, and the Trouble with Evolutionary Psychology
Got Culture?p. 109
Machiavelli's Uncle Was a Monkeyp. 121
The Nature of Nurturep. 139
The Silliest Debatep. 151
Islands in the Human Sea
Gorillas Without Bordersp. 165
In the Fieldp. 177
Islands in the Human Seap. 189
The Ape's Giftp. 203
Notesp. 209
Referencesp. 219
Indexp. 230
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ISBN: 9780465081721
ISBN-10: 046508172X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.7  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1