A natural history of families

By Forbes, Scott

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ISBN
978-0-69109-482-3
Publisher
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2005.


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Reviewed on June 13, 2005

Forbes's repetitive and disorganized treatise is pinned on a fascinating thesis: that observing the family behavior of birds, ants, pandas and a variety of other animal species can help our own species better understand sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, twin births and Down syndrome. Human behaviors may have deep evolutionary roots, he argues, and his correlations between a beetle's cannibalism of offspring and human child abuse, for example, will make readers feel q...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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