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From Small Beginnings: The Evolution of Human Brains, Social Life, and the Elaboration of Culture

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We are at a pivotal moment in understanding our remote ancestry and its implications for how we live today. The barriers to what we can know about our distant relatives have been falling as a result of scientific advance, such as decoding the genomes of humans and Neanderthals, and bringing together different perspectives to answer common questions. These collaborations ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by Thames & Hudson
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I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Goodreads First Reads and instantly knew that my husband would enjoy this book more than I would have. I'm into fiction and he is into non-fiction. Here is Martin's take on this very interesting book – He read me quite a few passages, all of which were fascinating.

Somewhere back in time in primate evolution, perhaps about 7 million years ago, some ape like precursor to Chimpanzees and Humans hit an evolutionary fork in the road, one side
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Robin Ian MacDonald Dunbar, British anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist. He is a specialist in primate behaviour. Currently Professor of Evolutionary Psychology and head of the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.
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