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  • 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...

  • Homo Mysteriousby David P. Barash

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    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...

  • Buddhist Biologyby David P. Barash

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 31.95 US$ 27.48

    Compares teachings of Buddhism with principles of modern biology, revealing many significant points of compatibility. more...

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

    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...

  • Paybackby David P. Barash; Judith Eve Lipton

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    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...

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

    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...

  • Peace and Conflict Studiesby David P. Barash; Charles P. (Peter) Webel

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 94.00 US$ 79.90

    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...

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