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- Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 6.79
From a zoologist and psychologist, an astonishing look at the biological and strategic roots of human decisions Humans, like bacteria, woodchucks, chimpanzees, and other animals, compete or cooperate in order to get food, shelter, territory, and other resources to survive. But how do they decide whether to muscle out or team up with the competition?... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 13.99
For all that science knows about the living world, notes David P. Barash, there are even more things that we don't know, genuine evolutionary mysteries that perplex the best minds in biology. Homo Mysterious examines a number of these evolutionary mysteries, exploring things that we don't yet know about ourselves, laying out the best current hypotheses,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
What can elephant seals tell us about Homer?s Iliad ? How do gorillas illuminate the works of Shakespeare? What do bloodsucking bats have to do with John Steinbeck? MADAME BOVARY?S OVARIES A Darwinian Look at Literature According to evolutionary psychologist David Barash and his daughter Nanelle, the answers lie in the most important word in... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 17.99
Someone has a bad day at work...and goes home and yells at his wife, or kicks the dog. A student gets a bad grade on an essay and "takes it out" on her boyfriend. But this pattern isn't limited to people: A baboon, attacked by a higher-ranking individual, is liable to respond by attacking a lower-ranking animal, or even a bush! In Payback , evolutionary... more...
- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99
So how did women get their curves? Why do they have breasts, while other mammals only develop breast tissue while lactating, and why do women menstruate, when virtually no other beings do so? What are the reasons for female orgasm? Why are human females kept in the dark about their own time of ovulation and maximum fertility, and why are they... more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 94.00
This thoroughly revised Third Edition of Peace and Conflict Studies , by David P. Barash and Charles P. Webel, sets the gold standard as an accessible introduction and comprehensive exploration of this vital subject. The authors share their vast knowledge and analysis of 21st-century world events?including new coverage on timely topics such as... more...
- SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 86.00
The thoroughly updated Fourth Edition of the gold standard text explores historical and current topics in today?s rapidly changing world to provide a comprehensive introduction to peace and conflict studies. Authors David P. Barash and Charles P. Webel offer an insightful analysis of 21st-century global affairs, including such timely topics as... more...