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The Genesis of Animal Play Testing the Limits

By: Gordon M Burghardt
501 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: MIT Press
The Genesis of Animal Play
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  • The Genesis of Animal Play ISBN: 9780262524698 Paperback Aug 2006 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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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?

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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).

By: Gordon M Burghardt
501 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: MIT Press
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This excellent book is the definitive contemporary treatment of play behavior. - Richard D. Johnson, Science Books & Films"

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