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The Genesis of Animal Play: Testing the Limits

By: Gordon M Burghardt

501 pages, no illustrations

MIT Press

Paperback | Aug 2006 | #160733 | ISBN: 0262524694
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Hardback | Mar 2005 | #157726 | ISBN: 0262025434
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About this book

In this text, Gordon Burghardt examines the origins and evolution of play in humans and animals. He asks what play might mean in our understanding of evolution, the brain, behavioral organization, and psychology. Is play essential to development? Is it the driving force behind behaviour?

This excellent book is the definitive contemporary treatment of play behavior. - Richard D. Johnson, Science Books & Films"

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Gordon Burghardt is Alumni Distinguished Professor in Psychology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. He is a coeditor of The Cognitive Animal (MIT Press, 2002).

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