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Demonic males : apes and the origins of human violence

Author: Richard W Wrangham; Dale Peterson
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
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Whatever their virtues, men are more violent than women. Why do men kill, rape, and wage war, and what can we do about it? Drawing on the latest discoveries about human evolution and about our closest living relatives, the great apes, Demonic Males offers startling new answers to these questions. Dramatic, vivid, and sometimes shocking, but firmly grounded in meticulous scientific research, Demonic Males will stir  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wrangham, Richard W., 1948-
Demonic males.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1996
(OCoLC)623173705
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Wrangham; Dale Peterson
ISBN: 0395690013 9780395690017 0395877431 9780395877432
OCLC Number: 34798075
Description: 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Paradise lost --
Time machine --
Roots --
Raiding --
Paradise imagined --
A question of temperament --
Relationship violence --
The price of freedom --
Legacies --
The gentle ape --
Message from the southern forests --
Taming the demon --
Kakama's doll.
Responsibility: Richard Wrangham and Dale Peterson.
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Whatever their virtues, men are more violent than women. Why do men kill, rape, and wage war, and what can we do about it? Drawing on the latest discoveries about human evolution and about our closest living relatives, the great apes, Demonic Males offers startling new answers to these questions. Dramatic, vivid, and sometimes shocking, but firmly grounded in meticulous scientific research, Demonic Males will stir controversy and debate. It will be required reading for anyone concerned about the spiral of violence undermining human society.

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