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

    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...

  • Homo Mysteriousby David P. Barash

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Through a Glass Brightlyby David P. Barash

    Oxford University Press 2018; US$ 18.99

    Human beings are important, especially to themselves! But as science advances, it has become increasingly clear that we are less special and more natural than many people have long believed. This book shows how science has, throughout time, cut humanity "down to size," and how humanity has responded. As we finally look at ourselves honestly and accurately,... 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

    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. Webel

    SAGE Publications 2016; 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...

  • Gender Gapby David P. Barash; Judith Eve Lipton

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 45.77

    Let's face it, say Barash and Lipton: Males and females, boys and girls, men and women are different. To be sure, these differences are often heightened by distinctions in learning, cultural tradition, and social expectation, but underpinning them all is a fundamental difference that derives from biology. Throughout the natural world, males are those... more...

  • Strength Through Peaceby Judith Eve Lipton; David P. Barash

    Oxford University Press 2018; US$ 19.99

    Costa Rica is the only fully demilitarized, completely independent country in the world. Through good luck, good leadership, and good decisions, Costa Rica has become arguably the sanest and most progressive country on earth. This book examines how and why Costa Rica is safe and independent without any military at all, and what the rest of us can learn... more...

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