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Evolving Brains

By: John Morgan Allman

224 pages, Col photos, col illus, figs

Scientific American Library

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #107100 | ISBN: 071676038X
Out of Print Details
Hardback | Dec 1999 | #94293 | ISBN: 0716750767
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About this book

Traces the history of brain evolution from the simplest of animals to human beings, covering the forces and mechanisms that have influenced evolutionary development, including climatic change, the energy requirements of large brains and the invention of the extended family in early humans.


Contents

Basic brains; comparing brains; duplicated genes and developing brains; eyes, noses and brains; brains and hypothermy in mammals and birds; evolution of the brain in early primates; evolution of big brains.

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