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The Resource The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the natural world-- and us, Richard O. Prum

The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the natural world-- and us, Richard O. Prum

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The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the natural world-- and us
Title
The evolution of beauty
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how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the natural world-- and us
Statement of responsibility
Richard O. Prum
Title variation
evolution of beauty
Title variation remainder
how Darwins forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the natural world -- and us
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Language
eng
Summary
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 fource that begins in the trees and ends by fundamentally challenging how we understand human evolution and ourselves. --
Summary
A major reevaluation of how evolutionary forces work examines how mating preferences, what Darwin termed, "the taste for the beautiful," have driven adaptive evolution and created an extraordinary range of aesthetic and elaborate ornament in the animal world
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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adapted from book jacket
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10563210
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Prum, Richard O
Dewey number
591.56/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sexual selection in animals
  • Sexual selection
  • Mate selection
  • Courtship in animals
  • Human evolution
  • Courtship in animals
  • Human evolution
  • Sexual selection
  • Sexual selection in animals
Target audience
adult
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how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the natural world -- and us
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The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the natural world-- and us, Richard O. Prum
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-404) 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
Control code
ocn967133880
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537216
Lccn
2016050808
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)967133880
Label
The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the natural world-- and us, Richard O. Prum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-404) 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
ocn967133880
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537216
Lccn
2016050808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)967133880

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