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Evolving brains

Author: John Morgan Allman
Publisher: New York : Scientifc American Library : Distributed by W.H. Freeman and Co., ©1999.
Series: Scientific American Library series, no. 68.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Integrates a multiplicity of evolutionary developments involving genetics, response, to climate variations, social organization, the nervous system, environment, and behavior."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Morgan Allman
ISBN: 0716750767 9780716750765
OCLC Number: 39886999
Description: xi, 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Brain Basics --
2. Comparing Brains --
3. Duplicated Genes and Developing Brains --
4. Eyes, Noses, and Brains --
5. Warm-Blooded Brains --
6. Primate Brains --
7. The Evolution of Big Brains.
Series Title: Scientific American Library series, no. 68.
Responsibility: John Morgan Allman.

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Drawing on findings in molecular genetics and paleonthropology to trace the history of brain evolution, this text explores the forces and mechanisms that have influenced evolutionary development,  Read more...

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