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

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

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The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world-- and us
Title
The evolution of beauty
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how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world-- and us
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Richard O. Prum
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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 dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL761
LC item number
.P744 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world-- and us, Richard O. Prum
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The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world-- and us, Richard O. Prum
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction -- Darwin's really dangerous idea -- Beauty happens -- Manakin dances -- Aesthetic innovation and decadence -- Make way for duck sex -- Beauty from the beast -- Bromance before romance -- Human beauty happens too -- Pleasure happens -- The Lysistrata effect -- The queering of Homo sapiens -- This aesthetic view of life
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780385537216
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016050808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027137263
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)967133880

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