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  • Homo Mysteriousby David P. Barash

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 20.99

    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. Paradoxically, many of these mysteries are very close to home, involving some of the most personal aspects of being human.Homo Mysterious examines a number... more...

  • Buddhist Biologyby David P. Barash

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    Many high-profile public intellectuals-such as the well-known "New Atheists" Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens-have argued that religion and science are highly antagonistic, two views of the world that are utterly incompatible. David Barish, a renowned biologist with thirty years of experience, largely agrees... more...

  • Natural Selectionsby David P. Barash

    Bellevue Literary Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    What happens when evolutionary and cultural imperatives clash, and what we can do about it. more...

  • Madame Bovary's Ovariesby David P. Barash; Nanelle R. Barash

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    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...

  • The Survival Gameby Ph.D. David P. Barash

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • Paybackby David P. Barash; Judith Eve Lipton

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    From the child taunted by her playmates to the office worker who feels stifled in his daily routine, people frequently take out their pain and anger on others, even those who had nothing to do with the original stress. The bullied child may kick her puppy, the stifled worker yells at his children: Payback can be directed anywhere, sometimes at inanimate... more...

  • How Women Got Their Curves and Other Just-So Storiesby David P Barash; Judith Eve cor

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    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...

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