The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature

Valutazione media 4,1
( su 1.661 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780099288244: The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature

Many aspects of the human mind remain mysterious. While Darwinian natural selection can explain the evolution of most life on earth, it has never seemed fully adequate to explain the aspects of our minds that seem most uniquely and profoundly human - art, morality, consciousness, creativity and language. Yet these aspects of human nature need not remain evolutionary mysteries.

Until fairly recently most biologists have ignored or rejected Darwin's claims for the other great force of evolution - sexual selection through mate choice, which favours traits simply because they prove attractive to the opposite sex. But over recent years biologists have taken up Darwin's insights into how the reproduction of the sexiest is as much a focus of evolution as the survival of the fittest.

Witty, powerfully-argued and continually thought-provoking, Miller's cascade of ideas bears comparison with such critical books as Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene and Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct. It is a landmark in our understanding of our own species.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Book Description:

"Intriguing... The discussion of the mind as a mechanism of attracting mates is fascinating" ( Washington Post Book World)

"A refined, an intellectually ingenious, and a very civilised discussion of the possible importance of sexual selection for mental evolution" (John Constable, Cambridge University Psychology, Evolution, and Gender)

"Entertaining and wide-ranging" ( Nerve)

"Flies in the face of evolutionary orthodoxy - proposed by Stephen Jay Gould and others - which suggests that cultures evolve on their own, separate from the evolution of the human mind" ( Observer)

"Thoughtful, witty and vividly written" (Richard Dawkins)

Book Description:

An intelligently provocative book about Darwin’s ‘other’ theory discusses the curious ways in which sexual attraction has influenced the evolution of the human mind.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Miller, Geoffrey
ISBN 10: 0099288249 ISBN 13: 9780099288244
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97800992882440000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,50
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Miller, Geoffrey
ISBN 10: 0099288249 ISBN 13: 9780099288244
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 1375963-n

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,83
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,50
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Miller, Geoffrey
Editore: Vintage (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099288249 ISBN 13: 9780099288244
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 5
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Vintage, 2001. Condizione libro: New. Miller shows how our brains are the products of sexual selection, rather than natural selection and how this alters and illuminates our understanding of intelligence, art, language, mortality, sex and the differences between men and women. Num Pages: 544 pages. BIC Classification: JFSJ; JMU; VFVC; VSP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 35. Weight in Grams: 384. . 2001. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780099288244

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,33
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Miller, Geoffrey
Editore: Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099288249 ISBN 13: 9780099288244
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Many aspects of the human mind remain mysterious. While Darwinian natural selection can explain the evolution of most life on earth, it has never seemed fully adequate to explain the aspects of our minds that seem most uniquely and profoundly human - art, morality, consciousness, creativity and language. Yet these aspects of human nature need not remain evolutionary mysteries. Until fairly recently most biologists have ignored or rejected Darwin s claims for the other great force of evolution - sexual selection through mate choice, which favours traits simply because they prove attractive to the opposite sex. But over recent years biologists have taken up Darwin s insights into how the reproduction of the sexiest is as much a focus of evolution as the survival of the fittest. Witty, powerfully-argued and continually thought-provoking, Miller s cascade of ideas bears comparison with such critical books as Richard Dawkins The Selfish Gene and Steven Pinker s The Language Instinct. It is a landmark in our understanding of our own species. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099288244

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,44
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Miller, Geoffrey
Editore: Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099288249 ISBN 13: 9780099288244
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Many aspects of the human mind remain mysterious. While Darwinian natural selection can explain the evolution of most life on earth, it has never seemed fully adequate to explain the aspects of our minds that seem most uniquely and profoundly human - art, morality, consciousness, creativity and language. Yet these aspects of human nature need not remain evolutionary mysteries. Until fairly recently most biologists have ignored or rejected Darwin s claims for the other great force of evolution - sexual selection through mate choice, which favours traits simply because they prove attractive to the opposite sex. But over recent years biologists have taken up Darwin s insights into how the reproduction of the sexiest is as much a focus of evolution as the survival of the fittest. Witty, powerfully-argued and continually thought-provoking, Miller s cascade of ideas bears comparison with such critical books as Richard Dawkins The Selfish Gene and Steven Pinker s The Language Instinct. It is a landmark in our understanding of our own species. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099288244

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,60
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Miller, Geoffrey
Editore: Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099288249 ISBN 13: 9780099288244
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 5
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Vintage. Condizione libro: New. Miller shows how our brains are the products of sexual selection, rather than natural selection and how this alters and illuminates our understanding of intelligence, art, language, mortality, sex and the differences between men and women. Num Pages: 544 pages. BIC Classification: JFSJ; JMU; VFVC; VSP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 35. Weight in Grams: 384. . 2001. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780099288244

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,69
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Miller, Geoffrey
Editore: Vintage 2001-05-31 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099288249 ISBN 13: 9780099288244
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Vintage 2001-05-31, 2001. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-00639439

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,34
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,58
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Miller, Geoffrey
ISBN 10: 0099288249 ISBN 13: 9780099288244
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 128mm x 198mm x 34mm. Paperback. Many aspects of the human mind remain mysterious. While Darwinian natural selection can explain the evolution of most life on earth, it has never seemed fully adequate to explain the aspec.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 544 pages. 0.372. Codice libro della libreria 9780099288244

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,21
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Miller, Geoffrey
ISBN 10: 0099288249 ISBN 13: 9780099288244
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 20
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Not Signed; Many aspects of the human mind remain mysterious. While Darwinian natural selection can explain the evolution of most life on earth, it has never seemed fully adequate to explain the aspects of our minds that seem most uniquely and profoundly human - art, morality, consciousness, creativity and lang. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780099288244_rkm

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,53
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,41
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Miller, Geoffrey
Editore: Vintage Publishing
ISBN 10: 0099288249 ISBN 13: 9780099288244
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature, Geoffrey Miller, Many aspects of the human mind remain mysterious. While Darwinian natural selection can explain the evolution of most life on earth, it has never seemed fully adequate to explain the aspects of our minds that seem most uniquely and profoundly human - art, morality, consciousness, creativity and language. Yet these aspects of human nature need not remain evolutionary mysteries. Until fairly recently most biologists have ignored or rejected Darwin's claims for the other great force of evolution - sexual selection through mate choice, which favours traits simply because they prove attractive to the opposite sex. But over recent years biologists have taken up Darwin's insights into how the reproduction of the sexiest is as much a focus of evolution as the survival of the fittest. Witty, powerfully-argued and continually thought-provoking, Miller's cascade of ideas bears comparison with such critical books as Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene and Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct. It is a landmark in our understanding of our own species. Codice libro della libreria B9780099288244

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,26
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 7,11
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro