The Resource Lucy's legacy : sex and intelligence in human evolution, Alison Jolly

Lucy's legacy : sex and intelligence in human evolution, Alison Jolly

Label
Lucy's legacy : sex and intelligence in human evolution
Title
Lucy's legacy
Title remainder
sex and intelligence in human evolution
Statement of responsibility
Alison Jolly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Alison Jolly believes that biologists have an important story to tell about being human--not the all-too-familiar tale of selfishness, competition, and biology as destiny but rather one of cooperation and interdependence, from the first merging of molecules to the rise of a species inextricably linked by language, culture, and group living. This is the story that unfolds in Lucyʼs Legacy, the saga of human evolution as told by a world-renowned primatologist who works among the female-dominant ringtailed lemurs of Madagascar. We cannot be certain that Lucy was female-the bones themselves do not tell us. However, we do know, as Jolly points out in this erudite, funny, and informative book, that the females who came after Lucy-more adept than their males in verbal facility, sharing food, forging links between generations, migrating among places and groups, and devising creative mating strategies-played as crucial a role in the human evolutionary process as ʺmanʺ ever did. In a book that takes us from the first cell to global society, Jolly shows us that to learn where we came from and where we go next, we need to understand how sex and intelligence, cooperation and love, emerged from the harsh Darwinian struggle in the past, and how these natural powers may continue to evolve in the future. Winner of the 1999 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Award of the Association of American Publishers, Sociology and Anthropology Category
  • Includes information on bonobos, chimpanzees, competition, cooperation, Charles Darwin, evolution, food and food supply, genes, gorillas, harems, kinship, language, lemurs, Japanese macaques, mating and mates, memes, menopause, monkeys, monogamy, natural selection, offspring, orangutans, poetry, sex, societies/social groups, tools and toolmaking, violence, war/warfare, etc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jolly, Alison
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.J6 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2000 L-962
  • GN 281
NLM item number
J75L 1999
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
  • Women
  • Intellect
  • Hominidae
  • Sex
  • Women
  • Homme
  • Évolution sociale
  • Femmes
  • Intelligence
  • Human evolution
  • Intellect
  • Social evolution
  • Women
  • Evolutie
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Primaten
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Intelligentie
  • Sex
  • Hominidae
  • Homme
  • Intelligence
  • Évolution sociale
Label
Lucy's legacy : sex and intelligence in human evolution, Alison Jolly
Link
https://archive.org/details/lucyslegacysexin00joll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 462-499) 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
The evolution of purpose -- Life, sex, and cooperation -- Sex: why bother? -- Courtship and choice -- Calculating love -- Women in the wild -- Lemurs, monkeys, apes -- Human apes -- Apish intelligence -- Organic wholes -- A gendered body -- Instinct, learning, and fate -- Thinking -- Speaking adaptively -- Are babies human? -- Feet first, brains later -- Demanding control -- The global organism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
518 pages
Isbn
9780674000698
Lccn
99032252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41528382
  • (OCoLC)ocm41528382
Label
Lucy's legacy : sex and intelligence in human evolution, Alison Jolly
Link
https://archive.org/details/lucyslegacysexin00joll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 462-499) 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
The evolution of purpose -- Life, sex, and cooperation -- Sex: why bother? -- Courtship and choice -- Calculating love -- Women in the wild -- Lemurs, monkeys, apes -- Human apes -- Apish intelligence -- Organic wholes -- A gendered body -- Instinct, learning, and fate -- Thinking -- Speaking adaptively -- Are babies human? -- Feet first, brains later -- Demanding control -- The global organism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
518 pages
Isbn
9780674000698
Lccn
99032252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41528382
  • (OCoLC)ocm41528382

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