The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world -- and us
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New York : Doubleday, [2017].
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First edition.
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428 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm.
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2 copies. Additional copies on order.
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English
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9780385537216 (hc : alk. paper), 0385537212 (hc : alk. paper)
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40027137263

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What can explain the incredible diversity of beauty in nature? Richard O. Prum, an award-winning ornithologist, discusses Charles Darwin's second and long-neglected theory -- aesthetic mate choice -- and what it means for our understanding of evolution. In addition, Prum connects those same evolutionary dynamics to the origins and diversity of human sexuality, offering riveting new thinking about the evolution of human beauty and the role of mate choice, thereby transforming our ancestors from typical infanticidal primates into socially intelligent, pair-bonding caregivers. Prum's book is an exhilarating tour de force that begins in the trees and ends by fundamentally challenging how we understand human evolution and ourselves. --,adapted from dust jacket.
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Prum, R. O. (2017). The evolution of beauty: how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world -- and us. First edition. New York: Doubleday.

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Prum, Richard O.. 2017. The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World -- and Us. New York: Doubleday.

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Prum, Richard O., The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World -- and Us. New York: Doubleday, 2017.

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Prum, Richard O.. The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World -- and Us. First edition. New York: Doubleday, 2017. Print.

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