The Resource Snakes, sunrises, and Shakespeare : how evolution shapes our loves and fears, Gordon H. Orians

Snakes, sunrises, and Shakespeare : how evolution shapes our loves and fears, Gordon H. Orians

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Snakes, sunrises, and Shakespeare : how evolution shapes our loves and fears
Title
Snakes, sunrises, and Shakespeare
Title remainder
how evolution shapes our loves and fears
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Gordon H. Orians
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Language
eng
Summary
"Evolutionary biologist Gordon H. Orians explores the role of evolution in human responses to the environment, beginning with why we have emotions and ending with evolutionary approaches to aesthetics. Orians reveals how our emotional lives today are shaped by decisions our ancestors made centuries ago on African savannas as they selected places to live, sought food and safety, and socialized in small hunter-gatherer groups. During this time our likes and dislikes became wired in our brains, as the appropriate responses to the environment meant the difference between survival or death. His rich analysis explains why we mimic the tropical savannas of our ancestors in our parks and gardens, why we are simultaneously attracted to danger and approach it cautiously, and how paying close attention to nature's sounds has resulted in us being an unusually musical species. We also learn why we have developed discriminating palates for wine, and why we have strong reactions to some odors, and why we enjoy classifying almost everything."--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
152.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF531
LC item number
.O73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Snakes, sunrises, and Shakespeare : how evolution shapes our loves and fears, Gordon H. Orians
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Snakes, sunrises, and Shakespeare : how evolution shapes our loves and fears, Gordon H. Orians
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
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Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Whistling for honey -- Ghosts of the African savanna -- The high cost of learning -- Reading the landscape -- The snake in the grass (... and other hazards) -- Settling down and settling in -- A ransom in pepper -- The musical ape -- The first sniff -- Ordering nature -- The honeyguide and the snake : embracing our ecological minds
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ocn844373091
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780226271828
Lccn
2013019829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780226003238
  • (OCoLC)844373091

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