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Human Evolution

A Pelican Introduction

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Human Evolution by Robin Dunbar
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What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why do we need them? The past 12,000 years represent the only time in the sweep of human history when there has been only one human species. How did this extraordinary proliferation of species come about - and then go extinct? And why did we emerge such intellectual giants? The tale of our origins has inevitably been told through the 'stones and bones' of the archaeological record, yet Robin Dunbar shows it was our social and cognitive changes rather than our physical development which truly made us distinct from other species.

Author Biography

Robin Dunbar is an evolutionary psychologist and former director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University. His acclaimed books include How Many Friends Does One Person Need? and Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language, described by Malcolm Gladwell as 'a marvellous work of popular science.'
Release date Australia
May 14th, 2001
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Pelican
Pages
432
Dimensions
111x181x19
ISBN-13
9780141975313
Product ID
22117071

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