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  • Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Languageby Robin Dunbar

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    Did mankind evolve unusually large brains simply in order to gossip? Primates differ from other animals by the intensity of their social relationships, by the amount of time they spend grooming one another. Not just a matter of hygiene, grooming is all about cementing bonds, making friends and influencing your fellow ape. Early humans, in their characteristic... more...

  • The Trouble with Scienceby Robin Dunbar

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    The 'trouble' with science began in 1632, when Galileo demolished the belief that the earth is the centre of the universe. Yet despite the bewildering success of the scientific revolution, many continue to hanker after the cosy certainties of a man-centred universe, and young people increasingly turn away from science. In The Trouble with Science,... more...

  • The Human Storyby Robin Dunbar

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    A fascinating account of the latest thinking on human evolution, by 'one of the most respected evolutionary psychologists in Britain'. For scientists studying evolution, the past decade has seen astonishing advances across many disciplines - discoveries which have revolutionised scientific thinking and turned upside down our understanding of who... more...

  • The Science of Love and Betrayalby Robin Dunbar

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    Falling in love is one of the strangest things we can do - and one of the things that makes us uniquely human. But what happens to our brains when our eyes meet across a crowded room? Why do we kiss each other, forget our friends, seek a 'good sense of humour' in Lonely Hearts adverts and try (and fail) to be monogamous? How are our romantic relationships... more...

  • Human Evolutionby Robin Dunbar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why do we need them? The past 12,000 years represent the only time in the sweep of human history when there has been only one human species. How did this extraordinary proliferation of species come about - and then go extinct? And why did we emerge such intellectual... more...

  • How Many Friends Does One Person Need?by Robin Dunbar

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.11

    Why should you suspect someone who has more than 150 friends on Facebook? more...

  • Evolutionary Psychologyby Robin Dunbar; Louise Barrett; John Lycett

    Oneworld Publications 2005; US$ 14.95

    Starting with its origins in the work of Charles Darwin, the book covers all the key areas of evolutionary psychology, including the role played by genetics in our sexual behavior, parental decision-making, and how babies learn about and adapt to the world. more...

  • Early Human Kinshipby Nicholas J. Allen; Hilary Callan; Robin Dunbar; Wendy James

    Wiley 2009; US$ 119.95

    Early Human Kinship brings together original studies from leading figures in the biological sciences, social anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics to provide a major breakthrough in the debate over human evolution and the nature of society. A major new collaboration between specialists across the range of the human sciences including evolutionary... more...

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