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The Resource The mating mind : how sexual choice shaped the evolution of human nature, Geoffrey Miller

The mating mind : how sexual choice shaped the evolution of human nature, Geoffrey Miller

Label
The mating mind : how sexual choice shaped the evolution of human nature
Title
The mating mind
Title remainder
how sexual choice shaped the evolution of human nature
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller shows the evolutionary power of sexual choice and the reasons why our ancestors became attracted not only to pretty faces and healthy bodies, but to minds that were witty, articulate, generous, and conscious. The richness and subtlety of modern psychology help to reveal how the human mind evolved, like the peacock's tail and the elk's antlers for courtship and mating." "Drawing on new ideas from evolutionary biology economics, and psychology, Miller illuminates his arguments with examples ranging from natural history to popular culture, from the art of New Guinea's bowerbirds to the sexual charisma of South Park's school chef. Along the way, he provides insights into the inarticulacy of teenage boys, the diversity of ancient Greek coins, the reasons why Scrooge was single, the difficulties of engaging with modern art, and the function of sumo wrestling."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Geoffrey F
Dewey number
306.82/01
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281.4
LC item number
.M53 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Mate selection
  • Intellect
  • Brain
  • Hominidae
  • Behavior
  • Courtship
  • Intelligence
  • Marriage
Label
The mating mind : how sexual choice shaped the evolution of human nature, Geoffrey Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-489) 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
Contents
  • Virtues of Good Breeding
  • Cyrano and Scheherazade
  • The Wit to Woo
  • Central Park
  • Darwin's Prodigy
  • The Runaway Brain
  • A Mind Fit for Mating
  • Ornamental Genius
  • Courtship in the Pleistocene
  • Bodies of Evidence
  • Arts of Seduction
Control code
43648482
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
503 pages
Isbn
9780385495165
Lccn
00022673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The mating mind : how sexual choice shaped the evolution of human nature, Geoffrey Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-489) 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
Contents
  • Virtues of Good Breeding
  • Cyrano and Scheherazade
  • The Wit to Woo
  • Central Park
  • Darwin's Prodigy
  • The Runaway Brain
  • A Mind Fit for Mating
  • Ornamental Genius
  • Courtship in the Pleistocene
  • Bodies of Evidence
  • Arts of Seduction
Control code
43648482
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
503 pages
Isbn
9780385495165
Lccn
00022673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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