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The human story : a new history of mankind's evolution / Robin Dunbar.

By: Dunbar, R. I. M. (Robin Ian MacDonald), 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2004Description: 216 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0571191339.Subject(s): Human beings -- Origin | Human evolution | Evolutionary psychology | EvolutionDDC classification: 599.93/8
Contents:
Visions in stone -- The ape on two legs -- Mental magic -- Brother ape -- So sweetly sung in tune -- High culture -- Thus spake Zarathustra.
Review: "For scientists studying evolution, the past decade has seen astonishing advances across many disciplines, from genetics to behaviour to psychology. Discoveries which have so revolutionised scientific thinking that our basic understanding of who we are has been turned upside-down." "The Human Story brings together many threads in a manner that is both fascinating and accessible. Robin Dunbar looks at how the human mind has evolved, and draws on his own research to explore the deep psychological and biological origins of society. Is all this new science really telling us that music - and, more importantly, religion - lie at the very heart of what made us human?"--BOOK JACKET.
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An account of the latest thinking on human evolution, by ?one of the most respected evolutionary psychologists in Britain?. For scientists studying evolution, the past decade has seen astonishing advances across many disciplines - discoveries which have revolutionised scientific thinking and turned upside down our understanding of who we are. The Human Story brings together these threads of research in genetics, behaviour and psychology to provide an understanding of just what it is that makes us human. Robin Dunbar looks in particular at how the human mind has evolved, and draws on his own research during the last five years into the deep psychological and biological bases of music and religion.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-207) and index.

Includes bibiliographical references and index.

1. Visions in stone -- 2. The ape on two legs -- 3. Mental magic -- 4. Brother ape -- 5. So sweetly sung in tune -- 6. High culture -- 7. Thus spake Zarathustra.

"For scientists studying evolution, the past decade has seen astonishing advances across many disciplines, from genetics to behaviour to psychology. Discoveries which have so revolutionised scientific thinking that our basic understanding of who we are has been turned upside-down." "The Human Story brings together many threads in a manner that is both fascinating and accessible. Robin Dunbar looks at how the human mind has evolved, and draws on his own research to explore the deep psychological and biological origins of society. Is all this new science really telling us that music - and, more importantly, religion - lie at the very heart of what made us human?"--BOOK JACKET.

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