Mothers and others: the evolutionary origins of mutual understanding [First Harvard University Press pbk. edition] 9780674032996, 0674032993, 9780674659933, 0674659937

Somewhere in Africa, more than a million years ago, a line of apes began to rear their young differently than their Grea

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Mothers and others: the evolutionary origins of mutual understanding [First Harvard University Press pbk. edition]
 9780674032996, 0674032993, 9780674659933, 0674659937

Table of contents :
Apes on a plane --
Why us and not them? --
Why it takes a village --
Novel developments --
Will the real pleistocene family please step forward? --
Meet the alloparents --
Babies as sensory traps --
Grandmothers among others --
Childhood and the descent of man.

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