The Descent of the Child: Human Evolution from a New Perspective

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This is a new look at human evolution, from the perspective of the child. Children have long been seen, from an evolutionary standpoint, as a developmental stage in the route to adulthood, and their behaviour only as preparation for adult life. The book argues that both the foetus and the young child have their own evolutionary interests, often competing with their parents, and manipulating them for their own interests to great effect. Following the development of a newborn child from zygote to birth and after, the book is ...

The Descent of the Child: Human Evolution from a New Perspective 1996, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140247855

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The Descent of the Child: Human Evolution from a New Perspective 1995, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195098952

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Descent of the Child: Human Evolution from a New Perspective 1994, Souvenir Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780285632127

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