Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Thinking Big
By

Rating
Product Details

Table of Contents

Preface * 1: Psychology Meets Archaeology * 2: What It Means to Be Social * 3: Ancient Social Lives * 4: Ancestors With Small Brains * 5: Building the Human Niche: Three Crucial Skills * 6: Ancestors with Large Brains * 7: Living in Big Societies

Promotional Information

A novel hypothesis by world-class scientists about the evolution of our social lives

About the Author

Clive Gamble is a British archaeologist and anthropologist, and Professor of Archaeology at Southampton University. He has been described as the 'UK's foremost archaeologist investigating our earliest ancestors'. John Gowlett is Professor of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at Liverpool University. He is involved in fieldwork in eastern and southern Africa. Robin Dunbar is a British anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist specialised in primate behaviour. He is currently head of the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. He is best known for formulating Dunbar's number, a measurement of the 'cognitive limit to the number of individuals with whom any one person can maintain stable relationships'.

Reviews

'Thinking Big is like the Big Bang: it probably isn't the total answer, but there is no doubt that it answers a large number of observable phenomena, and it will serve as the dominant model for debating and refining our ideas about the origins and evolution of human cognition for decades to come' - Society of Antiquaries Newsletter 'A delightful compendium of history, theory and fascinating experiments that will keep you engaged throughout' - BBC Focus 'You will not read a more important book this year. It could make us a little wiser about ourselves' - Minerva 'Thinking Big is destined to become a classic' - Brian Fagan, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of California

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Psychology » General
Home » Books » History » Ancient » General
Home » Books » Science » Biology » Evolution
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top