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In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier

Thomas White - 2007 - Nature - Limited preview
Have humans been sharing the planet with other intelligent life for millions of years without realizing it? In Defense of Dolphins combines accessible science and philosophy, surveying the latest research on dolphin intelligence and social ...
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Evolving Brains

John Allman - 2000 - Medical - No preview available
How did the human brain with all its manifold capacities evolve from basic functions in simple organisms that lived nearly a billion years ago? John Allman addresses this question in Evolving Brains, a provocative study of brain evolution that ...
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Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology

Michael John O'Brien, Stephen Shennan - 2010 - Social Science - Limited preview
Leading scholars offer a range of perspectives on the roles played by innovation inthe evolution of human culture.
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Figments of Reality: The Evolution of the Curious Mind

Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen - 1999 - Psychology - Limited preview
Addressing the nature of free will and humanity itself, the authors argue that the mind, consciousness, and culture have evolved interdependently to create the human species and show how the mind is constantly adjusting to its environment. UP.
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Principles of Brain Evolution

Georg F. Striedter - 2005 - Science - No preview available
Aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this textbook describes some of the basic principles affecting brain evolution. The author refers to data from a wide array of vertebrates while minimizing technical jargon. Particular ...
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Evolutionary Neuroscience

Jon H. Kaas - 2009 - Science - Limited preview
Evolutionary Neuroscience is a collection of articles in brain evolution selected from the recent comprehensive reference, Evolution of Nervous Systems (Elsevier, Academic Press, 2007). The selected chapters cover a broad range of topics from ...
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The Great Sperm Whale: A Natural History of the Ocean's Most Magnificent and ...

Richard Ellis - 2011 - Science - No preview available
Covers all aspects of sperm whales, including migrations, ecology, evolution, and breeding.
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In the Company of Crows and Ravens

John M. Marzluff, Tony Angell, Paul R. Ehrlich - 2007 - Nature - Limited preview
Explores the interactions between crows, ravens, and humans, focusing on the influence humans have had on the birds and the way crows have altered human lives.
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The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas - 2009 - Nature - Limited preview
In The Hidden Life of Deer, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Dogs, turns her attention to wild deer, and the many lessons we can learn by observing nature. A narrative masterpiece and a ...
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Kea, Bird of Paradox: The Evolution and Behavior of a New Zealand Parrot

Judy Diamond, Alan B. Bond - 1999 - Science - Limited preview
The kea, a crow-sized parrot that lives in the rugged mountains of New Zealand, is considered by some a playful comic and by others a vicious killer. Its true character is a mystery that biologists have debated for more than a century. Judy ...
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