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Author Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer, 1946-

Title Mother nature : a history of mothers, infants, and natural selection / Sarah Blaffer Hrdy.

Imprint New York : Pantheon Books, c1999.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  HQ759 .H784 1999    Available  ---
Edition 1st ed.
Description xix, 723 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 603-690) and index.
Contents Motherhood as a minefield -- A new view of mothers -- Underlying mysteries of development -- Unimaginable variation -- The variable environments of evolutionary relevance -- The Milky Way -- From here to maternity -- Family planning primate-style -- Three men and a baby -- The optimal number of fathers -- Who cared? -- Unnatural mothers -- Daughters or sons? It all depends -- Old tradeoffs, new contexts -- Born to attach -- Meeting the eyes of love -- "Secure from what?" or "Secure from whom?" -- Empowering the embryo -- Why be adorable? -- How to be "an infant worth rearing" -- A matter of fat -- On human bondage -- Alternate paths of development -- Devising better lullabies.
Subject Mother and child.
Motherhood -- Psychological aspects.
Natural selection.
Parental behavior in animals.
Working mothers.
ISBN 0679442650