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Mothers and Others

The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding

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$24.00 • £19.95 • €21.50

ISBN 9780674060326

Publication Date: 04/15/2011

Short

432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

52 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • 1. Apes on a Plane
  • 2. Why Us and Not Them?
  • 3. Why It Takes a Village
  • 4. Novel Developments
  • 5. Will the Real Pleistocene Family Please Step Forward?
  • 6. Meet the Alloparents
  • 7. Babies as Sensory Traps
  • 8. Grandmothers among Others
  • 9. Childhood and the Descent of Man
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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