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About the Author
Robin Dunbar is Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford.
Table of ContentsContents Acknowledgements Chapter 1: In the Beginning Chapter 2: The Monogamous Brain Chapter 3: Dunbar’s Number Chapter 4: Kith and Kin Chapter 5: The Ancestors that Still Haunt Us Chapter 6: Bonds that Bind Chapter 7: Why Gossip is Good for You Chapter 8: Scars of Evolution Chapter 9: Who’d Mess with Evolution? Chapter 10: The Darwin Wars Chapter 11: So Near, and Yet So Far Chapter 12: Farewell, Cousins Chapter 13: Stone Age Psychology Chapter 14: Natural Minds Chapter 15: How to Join the Culture Club Chapter 16: Be Smart . . . Live Longer Chapter 17: Beautiful Science Chapter 18: Are You Lonesome Tonight? Chapter 19: Eskimos Rub Noses Chapter 20: Your Cheating Heart Chapter 21: Morality on the Brain Chapter 22: How Evolution Found God Index
What People are Saying About This
An eclectic collection of essays on humanity and evolution with something for everyone. Dunbar explains, among other things, why monogamists need big brains, why it is worth buying a new suit for an interview, how to interpret an advert in a lonely hearts column, the perils of messing with evolution and, of course, how many friends one person needs (150 as it happens, aka "Dunbar's number"). He speaks with authority and seduces us as only a master storyteller can.
Kate Douglas, New Scientist