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Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language

Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674363366

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ISBN13: 978-0674363366
ISBN10: 0674363361
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 1996
International: No

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Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674363366

Robin Dunbar

ISBN13: 978-0674363366
ISBN10: 0674363361
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

What Robin Dunbar suggests--and his research, whether in the realm of primatology or in that of gossip, confirms--is that humans developed language to serve the purpose that grooming served, but far more efficiently. From the nit-picking of chimpanzees to our chats at coffee break, from neuroscience to paleoanthropology, Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language offers a provocative view of what makes us human.

Author Bio

Dunbar, Robin : The University of Liverpool

Robin Dunbar is Professor of Psychology at the University of Liverpool