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Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language

Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language( )
Author: Dunbar, Robin
Publication Date:Jul 2005
Publisher:Faber & Faber, Limited
Book Format:Other book format
List Price:AUD $24.95
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'An absorbing book. It elevates gossip from its status as a social evil to a social good, in writing that is dizzyingly multi-disciplinary.' Guardian

'Forget the godlike pretensions to intellectual rigour, the grand claims of science and art. Humans developed big brains and high intelligence mainly to amuse and seduce each other, and above all to make their friends feel cosy. This is the central theme of a highly persuasive argument by Robin Dunbar, professor of psychology at...
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