The Resource Mother nature : a history of mothers, infants, and natural selection, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

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

Label
Mother nature : a history of mothers, infants, and natural selection
Title
Mother nature
Title remainder
a history of mothers, infants, and natural selection
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author draws on anthropology, history, literature, developmental psychology, and animal behavior to examine "the distinct biological and genetic elements that constitute maternal instinct" and to explain "why age-old tensions between the sexes persist and are being played out today in efforts to control women's reproductive choices."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer
Dewey number
306.874/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.H784 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
HQ 759
NLM item number
H873m 1999
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mother and child
  • Motherhood
  • Natural selection
  • Parental behavior in animals
  • Working mothers
  • Mère et enfant
  • Maternité
  • Sélection naturelle
  • Comportement parental chez les animaux
  • Mères au travail
  • Moederschap
  • Biosociale aspecten
  • Parental behavior in animals
  • Mothers
  • Maternal Behavior
  • Mother-Child Relations
  • Selection, Genetic
  • Women, Working
  • Evolution
  • Kind
  • Mutter
  • Mutterschaft
  • Psychologie
Label
Mother nature : a history of mothers, infants, and natural selection, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
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Publication
Bibliography note
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 723 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036784030
Label
Mother nature : a history of mothers, infants, and natural selection, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 723 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036784030

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