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The Resource The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mafote choice shapes the animal world-- and us, Richard O. Prum

The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mafote choice shapes the animal world-- and us, Richard O. Prum

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The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mafote choice shapes the animal world-- and us
Title
The evolution of beauty
Title remainder
how Darwin's forgotten theory of mafote choice shapes the animal world-- and us
Statement of responsibility
Richard O. Prum
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What can explain the incredible diversity of beauty in nature? Richard O. Prum, an award-winning ornithologist, discusses Charles Darwin's second and long-neglected theory--aesthetic mate choice--and what it means for our understanding of evolution. In addition, Prum connects those same evolutionary dynamics to the origins and diversity of human sexuality, offering riveting new thinking about the evolution of human beauty and the role of mate choice, thereby transforming our ancestors from typical infanticidal primates into socially intelligent, pair-bonding caregivers. Prum's book is an exhilarating tour de force that begins in the trees and ends by fundamentally challenging how we understand human evolution and ourselves. --
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adapted from book jacket
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COO
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Prum, Richard O
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sexual selection in animals
  • Sexual selection
  • Mate selection
  • Courtship in animals
  • Human evolution
  • Courtship in animals
  • Human evolution
  • Sexual selection
  • Sexual selection in animals
Label
The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mafote choice shapes the animal world-- and us, Richard O. Prum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537216
Lccn
2016050808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)990761783
Label
The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mafote choice shapes the animal world-- and us, Richard O. Prum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537216
Lccn
2016050808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)990761783

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