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Behind the Mirror: A Search for a Natural History of Human Knowledge (Helen and Kurt Wolff Books)

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ISBN13: 9780156117760
ISBN10: 0156117762
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Nobel laureate Lorenz here investigates culture as a living system. From amoebas to humans, he traces the physiological mechanisms that direct behavior and thought. Translated by Ronald Taylor; Index. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.

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Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989), Austrian zoologist, played a leading part in the foundation of ethology, the study of animal behavior. Most of his work was done at the Max Planck Institute of Behavioral Psychology, in Seewiesen, Bavaria. Lorenz studied greylag geese and jackdaws in particular, and rediscovered the principle of imprinting (originally described by Douglas Spalding in the nineteenth century). In 1973, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, sharing it with two other important ethologists, Niko Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch. His books for lay readers include "King Solomon's Ring", "Man Meets Dog", "Behind the Mirror", "Civilized Man's Eight Deadly Sins", and "The Year of the Greylag Goose".

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burtoc, October 31, 2011 (view all comments by burtoc)
The author develops the arguments in extremely clear way, apporting some genial ideas too. I suggest this book to everybody is really interested in evolution and ethology.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156117760
Translator:
Taylor, Ronald
Author:
Taylor, Ronald
Author:
Lorenz, Konrad
Author:
Lorenz
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Epistemology
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Cognition
Subject:
Psychology, comparative
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest/HBJ ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Helen and Kurt Wolff Books
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
19780931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
261
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb

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