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The Resource The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world--and us, Richard O. Prum

The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world--and us, Richard O. Prum

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The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world--and us
Title
The evolution of beauty
Title remainder
how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world--and us
Statement of responsibility
Richard O. Prum
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What can explain the incredible diversity of beauty in nature? A celebrated Yale ornithologist turns to a neglected idea of Darwin's for answers and transforms the way we understand sex, pleasure, and evolution itself"--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prum, Richard O
Dewey number
591.56/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL761
LC item number
.P744 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual selection in animals
  • Sexual selection
  • Courtship in animals
  • Human evolution
Target audience
adult
Label
The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world--and us, Richard O. Prum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin's really dangerous idea -- Beauty happens -- Manakin dances -- Aesthetic innovation and decadence -- Make way for duck sex -- Beauty from the beast -- Bromance before romance -- Human beauty happens too -- Pleasure happens -- The Lysistrata effect -- The queering of Homo sapiens -- This aesthetic view of life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537216
Lccn
2016050808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, color
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn967133880
  • (OCoLC)967133880
Label
The evolution of beauty : how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world--and us, Richard O. Prum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin's really dangerous idea -- Beauty happens -- Manakin dances -- Aesthetic innovation and decadence -- Make way for duck sex -- Beauty from the beast -- Bromance before romance -- Human beauty happens too -- Pleasure happens -- The Lysistrata effect -- The queering of Homo sapiens -- This aesthetic view of life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537216
Lccn
2016050808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, color
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn967133880
  • (OCoLC)967133880

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