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The Resource A taste for the beautiful : the evolution of attraction in animals and humans, Michael J. Ryan

A taste for the beautiful : the evolution of attraction in animals and humans, Michael J. Ryan

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A taste for the beautiful : the evolution of attraction in animals and humans
Title
A taste for the beautiful
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the evolution of attraction in animals and humans
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Michael J. Ryan
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eng
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"Darwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant colors of butterflies and fishes to the songs of birds and frogs. He argued that animals have 3a taste for the beautiful4 that drives their potential mates to evolve features that make them more sexually attractive and reproductively successful. But if Darwin explained why sexual beauty evolved in animals, he struggled to understand how. In A Taste for the Beautiful, Michael Ryan, one of the world2s leading authorities on animal behavior, tells the remarkable story of how he and other scientists have taken up where Darwin left off and transformed our understanding of sexual selection, shedding new light on human behavior in the process.Drawing on cutting-edge work in neuroscience and evolutionary biology, as well as his own important studies of the tiny Tn͠gara frog deep in the jungles of Panama, Ryan explores the key questions: Why do animals perceive certain traits as beautiful and others not? Do animals have an inherent sexual aesthetic and, if so, where is it rooted? Ryan argues that the answers to these questions lie in the brain?particularly of females, who act as biological puppeteers, spurring the development of beautiful traits in males. This theory of how sexual beauty evolves explains its astonishing diversity and provides new insights about the degree to which our own perception of beauty resembles that of other animals" --
Summary
From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior comes the surprising story of how the female brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans
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10619756
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1953-
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Ryan, Michael J.
Dewey number
591.56/2
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Sexual selection in animals
  • Sexual attraction
  • Sexual attraction
  • Sexual selection in animals
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adult
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the evolution of attraction in animals and humans
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A taste for the beautiful : the evolution of attraction in animals and humans, Michael J. Ryan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn983824902
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780691167268
Lccn
2017007479
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)983824902
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A taste for the beautiful : the evolution of attraction in animals and humans, Michael J. Ryan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn983824902
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780691167268
Lccn
2017007479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983824902

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