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Making Faces

The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face

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$49.00 • £39.95 • €44.00

ISBN 9780674725522

Publication Date: 01/02/2017


472 pages

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

22 color illustrations, 54 line illustrations, 2 graphs

Belknap Press


  • Preface
  • 1. Thinking about the Human Face as a Product of Evolution
  • 2. How the Face Develops: From Early Embryo to Older Teenager
  • 3. The Genetic Foundations of the Face
  • 4. The Genetic Basis of Facial Diversity
  • 5. History of the Face I: From Earliest Vertebrates to the First Primates
  • 6. History of the Face II: From Early Primates to Modern Humans
  • 7. Brain and Face Coevolution: Recognizing, Reading, and Making Faces
  • 8. “Postspeciation”: The Evolving Face in Modern Humans
  • 9. On Face Consciousness and the Future of the Face
  • 10. Social Selection in the Shaping of the Human Face
  • Coda: Three Journeys
  • Notes
  • Acronyms
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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