Robin Dunbar - Human Evolution (2nd Hand Paperback)
A Pelican Introduction.
What makes us human?
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?
The tale of our origins has inevitably been told through the 'stones and bones' of the archaeological record, yet Robin Dunbar shows it was our social and cognitive changes rather than our physical development which truly made us distinct from other species.
- Format : Slightly Smaller 2nd Hand Hardback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - History & Futurology
- Published : 2014 (Pelican Books)
- ISBN : 9780141975313
- SKU : B002421
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Absolutely fascinating! Some non-fiction writes can make the most interesting topic sound boring. Robin Dunbar is NOT one of them. He is really good at explaining even the most complicated aspects of his research. No wonder he's one of the best anthropologists in the world. Personally my favourite part are his formulas to calculate social capacities of human brain. Sound exciting? :)"
"This interesting look at our primate ancestors, the great and smaller apes today, and ourselves, combines various researches, some of which will be familiar, some more newly learnt. There are many graphs and charts, usually easy enough to understand, showing clear progressions. Time requirements and energy use is the main concept through the Neanderthals, the big-brained apes and bigger brained humans needing more food, their social structures, the typical village size being 150 people throughout history."
- Google Reviews.
Robin Dunbar is Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and has been awarded the Osman Hill Medal and the Huxley Medal. His popular science books include The Human Story, How Many Friends Does One Person Need? and Human Evolution, and have been translated into a dozen languages.