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Wilson, Edward O

Summary: Studying animal behavior to understand human behavior.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 591.5 WIL

Wilson, Edward O.

Summary: Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components, and that the human body and mind have a physical base obedient to the laws of physics and chemistry, Genesis demonstrates that the only way for us to fully understand human behavior is to study the evolutionary histories of nonhuman species. Of these, Wilson demonstrates...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 591.5 WIL

Waal, F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.)

Summary: A renowned primatologist argues that ethical behavior witnessed in animals is the evolutionary and biological origin of human fairness and explains that morality has more to do with natural instincts than with religion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.052 WAA

Wilson, David Sloan

Summary: David Sloan Wilson, one of the world’s leading evolutionists, addresses a question that has puzzled philosophers, psychologists, and evolutionary biologists for centuries: Does altruism exist naturally among the Earth’s creatures? The key to understanding the existence of altruism, Wilson argues, is by understanding the role it plays in the social organization of groups. Groups that function...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576 WIL

Hare, Brian

Summary: "Brian Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist, and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, and Vanessa Woods offer revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets. In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare have proven dogs have a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.7 HAR

Blackmore, Susan J.

Summary: Uniquely among animals, humans are capable of imitation and so can copy from one another ideas, habits, skills, behaviors, inventions, songs and stories. These are all memes, a term first coined by Richard Dawkins in 1976. According to memetic theory, memes, like genes, are replicators, competing to get into as many brains as possible, and this memetic competition has fashioned our minds and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.5 BLA

Wright, Robert

Summary: An accessible introduction to the science of evolutionary psychology and how it explains many aspects of human nature. Unlike many books on the topic, which focus on abstractions like kin selection, this book focuses on Darwinian explanations of why we are the way we are--emotionally and morally--and interweaves episodes from Darwin's own life as illuminating examples. Wright deals particularly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.5 WRI

Schilthuizen, Menno.

Summary: An ecologist and evolutionary biologist demonstrate that the more that is known about the private parts of various species of animals, the more understanding there can be about humanity's place in the diversity of life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 573.6 SCH

Brandt, Anthony K.

Summary: This powerful, wide-ranging exploration of human creativity explores how individuals, organizations, and educational institutions can benefit from fostering it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 BRA

Chagnon, Napoleon A.

Summary: Chagnon describes his controversial life-long research among the Yanomam Indians, describing how his beliefs in the evolutionary advantages of their inherent violence have been systematically rejected by politically correct scientists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.5 CHA

Summary: Takes you soaring through the sky and around the world in an exciting journey from the bird's distant dinosaur past to its present astonishing variety. Take an up-close look at the staggering range of sizes, shapes, and habitats of these creatures.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV EYE

King, Barbara J.

Summary: Twelve of twenty-four lectures detailing the evolution of humanity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.93 KIN

King, Barbara J.

Summary: Twelve of twenty-four lectures detailing the evolution of humanity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.93 KIN

Redmond, Ian.

Summary: Discusses elephants, their physiology, behavior, evolution, relatives, uses by humans, and conservation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley 2000

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Redmond, Ian.

Summary: Discusses elephants, their physiology, behavior, evolution, relatives, uses by humans, and conservation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1993

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 599.67 RED

Goodman, Susan E.

Summary: A whimsically illustrated guide to the inner life of dogs shares lighthearted insights into dog evolution and behavior while profiling common breeds and explaining what a dog experiences while looking at a sunset and smelling the ground.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 636.7 GOO

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 636.7 GOO

McNulty, Faith.

Summary: Examines the physical characteristics, behavior, and evolution of this gentle creature.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1994

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MCN

Clarke, Barry.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Examines the evolution, behavior, physical characteristics, and life cycle of all kinds of amphibians.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 597.8 CLA

Clarke, Barry.

Summary: Examines the evolution, behavior, physical characteristics, and life cycle of all kinds of amphibians.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 1993

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1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 597.6 BAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 597.6 CLA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 597.6 CLA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 597.6 CLA

Parker, Steve.

Summary: Discusses these misunderstood animals, covering their evolution, behavior, geographical ranges, reproduction, physiology, and place in mythology.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Firefly Books 1999

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