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The mammal in the mirror : understanding our place in the natural world

Author: David P Barash; Ilona A Barash
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman ; Basingstoke : Macmillan, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text is an accessible overview of how the natural world works, seen in the context of how we - humans - fit into it. It is a portrayal of mankind that enables readers with an interest, rather  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Barash; Ilona A Barash
ISBN: 0716733919 9780716733911 0716741660 9780716741664
OCLC Number: 224771648
Description: 336 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : A perfectly good mammal --
Key to life: the ABC's of DNA --
Tiny and troublesome : virus pirates and other nasty little guys --
Cell-sized : building blocks of the body --
Brain and behavior : on the matter of the mind --
Relevant reproduction : sex and the human animal --
Energetic life : food, fuel, and fat --
Ecology : the cloud in the paper --
Evolution : the road stretches out --
Sociobiology : gene machines in action --
Conclusion : Digging for water.
Responsibility: David P. Barash and Ilona A. Barash.

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