Man, the Promising Primate: The Conditions of Human Evolution
A fascinating monograph on the conditions of human evolution and the conditions required by it ...This is first-rate scientific speculation -- lucid and straightforward. -The New Yorker This is an excellent analysis, and though it goes to the heart of issues in genetics and anthropology, it is eminently accessible for the general reader. -ALA Booklist
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Language in Cognitive Development: The Emergence of the Mediated Mind
Limited preview - 1998