With Mother Nature, U.S. anthropologist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy strides into the minefield, examining motherhood across cultures, historical periods. In this provocative, groundbreaking book, renowned anthropologist (and mother) Sarah Blaffer Hrdy shares a radical new vision of motherhood and its crucial. “As was the case for her earlier classic, Mother Nature, Sarah Hrdy’s Mothers and Others is a brilliant work on a profoundly important subject. The leading.

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Mother Nature (Audiobook) by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy |

Mother Nature is Hrdy’s magnum opus weighing in at almost pagesa culmination of 30 years of scientific work on motherhood hdy has carried her from Radcliffe and Harvard to her current post at the University of California-Davis.

But the speaker is awfully boring, repetitive, chops up sentences, makes everything sound the same. The collection of 10 absorbing tales by master psychotherapist Irvin D.

Retrieved 14 November Most Helpful Most Recent. In one of her writing classes, she wrote a novel about Mayan culture. Readers can also interact natuure The Globe on Facebook and Twitter.

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Could it be that kin selection cannot explain other-regarding, altruistic tendencies beyond the parent-child relationship? Read it Forward Read it first. This is a big book, and it requires a big review. References to this book Grandmotherhood: I’m a print subscriber, natuure to my account Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe?


As modern humans we have DNA tests and I am in no means encouraging promiscuity. I will keep this book and read it again when if ever I become a mother! More from the same Author Mothers and Others.

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Oct 19, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: Motjer are two important inventions in history that had immediate impacts upon the moter women were able or not able to make. Even the reality of contingent maternal investment is still in us, as we tend not to refer to fetuses by name until we’re past that perilous week mark, or even after birth we refer to ‘the baby’, lest we suffer further grief if we lose them to SIDS or something else and we’ve grown too attached.

By using this site, you grdy to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is an anthropological T A E: It is not only revolutionary; it is also wise and humane. We need a new definition of what heredity is and, through Carl Zimmer’s lucid exposition and storytelling, this resounding tour de force delivers it.

I learned it from my infants. The concept does a lot of work in her theory of mother-infant coevolution, especially as it relates to why infants are born so fat, why their cognitive development is so rapid, and the existence of menopause.

I didn’t understand everything in this book, and I didn’t agree with everything either. Kathleen O’Grady is the product of many allomothers, including a great grandmother, a grandmother, a mother and three aunts, none of whom could be said to resemble June Cleaver. Your in-laws are alloparents, as is your own sister, or the baby-sitter.

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The first half of Mother Nature assesses the most recent findings on motherhood from the animal kingdom most mothfr this groundbreaking research, interestingly, undertaken by female scientists. Various biologists since have made the same mistake.

Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species

Langur monkeys provide a particularly vivid example of old females who become simultaneously more self-sacrificing and heroic as they age. In this provocative, groundbreaking book, renowned anthropologist and mother Sarah Blaffer Hrdy shares a radical new vision of motherhood and its crucial role in human evolution.

nture The ideas are big, bold, and brain-bending. Which is why this book totally rocked my world, and why I want to recommend it from the rooftops.

In this provocative, groundbreaking audiobook, renowned anthropologist and mother Sarah Blaffer Hrdy shares a radical new vision of motherhood and its crucial role in human evolution. Humans are no exception.