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ISBN 10: 1891786121 / ISBN 13: 9781891786129
Published by Wiley, US, 2003
Used Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
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First Edition. Previous owner's bookplate on first free end paper. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean, one small scuff on spine end. Text block is clean. No dust jacket. Pictures provided upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 19655

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Publisher: Wiley, US

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ

Edition: First Edition.

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Written in a lively and engaging manner, this new work places evolutionary psychology within the broad sweep of our primate heritage and the full scope of our evolutionary story. Beginning with the basics of evolution, the book first unpacks the far-ranging saga of human evolution, then moves on to examine motor behavior and emotions, sexual behavior and mate selection, and higher cognition.

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This lucid and exceptionally clear synthesis draws on experimental findings in contemporary Psychology, Primatology, Archeology, Evolutionary Biology, and Neuroscience, as well as History and Philosophy, to present a comprehensive overview of the exciting field of Evolutionary Psychology.

Landmark contributions from historical figures and key contributions from contemporary researchers are highlighted throughout. The author also underscores controversies and flashpoints with numerous citations from the scientific literature as well as a frank discussion of the critiques of the field.


"I know of no other book that has done such a good job of integrating knowledge from human archaeology and primatology into a text on evolutionary psychology. The writing is clear and easy to understand. Students will like this text."
—Charles Crawford, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University

"The writing style is also a pleasure to read: straightforward with a nice leavening of wit, anecdote, and colloquialism. I found the text a page turner, which is unusual in a work of this sort. The students will be drawn on by the text, rather than be bogged down in it."
—Colin Beer, D.Phil., Department of Psychology, Rutgers University

"I like the balance between the introductory material on the historical development of evolution, sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, and human evolution on the one hand, and the more detailed focus on emotions, cooperation, development, and cognition on the other hand."
—Brian Richmond, PhD, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University

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