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

Author: David P Barash; I Barash
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman and Co., ©2000.
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Barash and Barash examine the human animal from DNA and cell building blocks, through behavior such as sex and eating, to the perspective of man's place in ecological systems and the impact of evolution.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Barash, David P.
Mammal in the mirror.
New York : W.H. Freeman and Co., ©2000
(DLC) 99038972
(OCoLC)41886056
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David P Barash; I Barash
ISBN: 058536463X 9780585364636
OCLC Number: 47009476
Description: 1 online resource (x, 384 pages)
Contents: Preface: a perfectly good mammal --
Up close --
Key to life: the ABCs of DNA --
Tiny and troublesome: virus pirates and other nasty little guys --
Cell-sized: building blocks of the body --
Medium range --
The brain and behavior: on the matter of mind --
Relevant reproduction: sex and the human animal --
The energetic life: food, fuel, and fat --
In perspective --
Ecology: the cloud in the paper --
Evolution: the road stretches out --
Sociobiology: gene machines in action --
Conclusion: digging for water.
Responsibility: David P. Barash, Ilona A. Barash.

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Barash and Barash examine the human animal from DNA and cell building blocks, through behavior such as sex and eating, to the perspective of man's place in ecological systems and the impact of evolution.

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