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Biology, Brains, & Behavior

The Evolution of Human Development

Edited by Sue Taylor Parker, Jonas Langer, and Michael L. McKinney

Biology, Brains, and Behavior2000. 408 pp., figures, tables, notes, references, index, 6 x 92000. 408 pp., figures, tables, notes, references, index, 6 x 9

An exciting new cross-disciplinary field of biocultural research is emerging at the start of the twenty-first century: developmental evolutionary biology. Looking at the behavioral ontogeny of primates, the authors-leading scholars of biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience-pose questions that probe our fundamental understanding of the human species.

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Contributors: C. G. Anderson, Elizabeth Bates, Christopher Boehm, S. E. Cates, Terrence Deacon, Jeffrey Elman, Lynn Fairbanks, John Gittleman, Patricia Marks Greenfield, Jonas Langer, H. -K. Luh, Ashley Maynard, Michael L. McKinney, Sue Taylor Parker, Emily Schmidtling, Brian Shea

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  • “[In this volume] evolutionary questions are cast in a developmental context that enriches understanding of both development and evoltuion.... This book is recommended for specialists … and for generally interested scientists, because of its broad integrative view of emerging fields.”
    Dr. Lorraine McCune, Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 76, no. 4 (December 2001)
  • “This book is essential reading for researchers in the field of human evolution, as well as for those interested in general patterns and processes of behavioural development.”
    Dr. P. C. Lee, Journal of Human Evolution (2001)
  • “Biology, Brains, and Behavior is an ambitious and largely successful attempt … to integrate the insights gained and questions raised in a multidisciplinary seminar devoted to the evolution of human behavioural ontogeny at the School for American Research in 1995... It is a fertile source of hypotheses for future research and an important addition to the literature devoted to human cognitive evolution.”
    Dr. Anne Weaver, Journal of Anthropological Research 58 (2002)

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