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A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change

By: William H Calvin

341 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Nov 2003 | #146575 | ISBN: 0226092038
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Hardback | Apr 2002 | #128177 | ISBN: 0226092011
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&i;'At first sight, a connection between the climate and the human brain may seem far-fetched. William Calvin makes an excellent stab, however, at convincing us that abrupt climatic changes had a profound impact on human evolution, selecting for increased cooperation that required more complex brains. The result is a rich blend of travel stories, paleontology, climatology, neurology, and of course evolutionary biology.'&o; Frans de Waal

William Calvin uses an adventure across today's Earth to draw laser-sharp insights about our human past, and possibly its future. In A Brain for All Seasons, Calvin shows how gyrating weather patterns may have forged our ancestors' evolutionary path. And since Earth's climate may resume those catastrophic swings at any time, evolution may not be finished with us yet. - David Brin, author of The Transparent Society


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