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Barash, David P.

Works: 100 works in 521 publications in 7 languages and 23,750 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Arranger, Interviewee, Other
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Most widely held works about David P Barash
Most widely held works by David P Barash
How women got their curves and other just-so stories : evolutionary enigmas by David P Barash( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"So how did women get their curves? Why do they have breasts, while other mammals only develop breast tissue while lactating, and why do women menstruate, when virtually no other beings do so? What are the reasons for female orgasm? Why are human females kept in the dark about their own time of ovulation and maximum fertility, and why are they the only animals to experience menopause? David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton, coauthors of acclaimed books on human sexuality and gender, discuss the theories scientists have advanced to explain these evolutionary enigmas (sometimes called "Just-So stories" by their detractors) and present hypotheses of their own. Some scientific theories are based on legitimate empirical data, while others are pure speculation. Barash and Lipton distinguish between what is solid and what remains uncertain, skillfully incorporating their expert knowledge of biology, psychology, animal behavior, anthropology, and human sexuality into their entertaining critiques. Inviting readers to examine the evidence and draw their own conclusions, Barash and Lipton tell an evolutionary suspense story that captures the excitement and thrill of true scientific detection."--Jacket
Payback : why we retaliate, redirect aggression, and take revenge by David P Barash( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the child taunted by her playmates to the office worker who feels stifled in his daily routine, people frequently take out their pain and anger on others, even those who had nothing to do with the original stress. The bullied child may kick her puppy, the stifled worker yells at his children: Payback can be directed anywhere, sometimes at inanimate things, animals, or other people. In this book, the authors, an evolutionary biologist and a psychiatrist, offer a look at this phenomenon, showing how it has evolved, why it occurs, and what we can do about it. Retaliation and revenge are well known to most people. We all know what it is like to want to get even, get justice, or take revenge. What is new in this book is an extended discussion of redirected aggression, which occurs not only in people but other species as well. The authors reveal that it's not just a matter of yelling at your spouse "because" your boss yells at you. Indeed, the phenomenon of redirected aggression, so called to differentiate it from retaliation and revenge, the other main forms of payback, haunts our criminal courts, our streets, our battlefields, our homes, and our hearts. It lurks behind some of the nastiest and seemingly inexplicable things that otherwise decent people do, from road rage to yelling at a crying baby. And it exists across boundaries of every kind, culture, time, geography, and even species. Indeed, it's not just a human phenomenon. Passing pain to others can be seen in birds and horses, fish and primates, in virtually all vertebrates. It turns out that there is robust neurobiological hardware and software promoting redirected aggression, as well as evolutionary underpinnings. Payback may be natural, the authors conclude, but we are capable of rising above it, without sacrificing self-esteem and social status. They show how the various human responses to pain and suffering can be managed mindfully, carefully, and humanely
Sociobiology and behavior by David P Barash( Book )

52 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mammal in the mirror : understanding our place in the natural world by David P Barash( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barash and Barash examine the human animal from DNA and cell building blocks, through behavior such as sex and eating, to the perspective of man's place in ecological systems and the impact of evolution
Homo mysterious : evolutionary puzzles of human nature by David P Barash( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: For all that science knows about the living world, notes David P. Barash, there are even more things that we don't know, genuine evolutionary mysteries that perplex the best minds in biology. Paradoxically, many of these mysteries are very close to home, involving some of the most personal aspects of being human. Homo Mysterious examines a number of these evolutionary mysteries, exploring things that we don't yet know about ourselves, laying out the best current hypotheses, and pointing toward insights that scientists are just beginning to glimpse. Why do women experience orgasm? Why do men have a shorter lifespan than women? Why does homosexuality exist? Why does religion exist in virtually every culture? Why do we have a fondness for the arts? Why do we have such large brains? And why does consciousness exist? Readers are plunged into an ocean of unknowns-the blank spots on the human evolutionary map, the terra incognita of our own species-and are introduced to the major hypotheses that currently occupy scientists who are attempting to unravel each puzzle (including some solutions proposed here for the first time). Throughout the book, readers are invited to share the thrill of science at its cutting edge, a place where we know what we don't know, and, moreover, where we know enough to come up with some compelling and seductive explanations. Homo Mysterious is a guide to creative thought and future explorations, based on the best, most current thinking by evolutionary scientists. It captures the allure of the "not-yet-known" for those interested in stretching their scientific imaginations
Natural selections : selfish altruists, honest liars, and other realities of evolution by David P Barash( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If we are, in part, a product of our genes, can free will exist? Incisive and engaging, this indispensable tour of evolutionary biology runs the gamut of contemporary debates, from science and religion to our place in the universe. --
The myth of monogamy : fidelity and infidelity in animals and people by David P Barash( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'The Myth of Monogamy', David Barash describes how new research investigating sex in the animal world concludes there is simply no question whether sexual desire for multiple partners is natural. It is Similarly, there is no question of monogamy being natural. It isn't
The whisperings within by David P Barash( Book )

46 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in 6 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making sense of sex : how genes and gender influence our relationships by David P Barash( )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They show how that distinction explains why women and men differ in essential ways, exploring such questions as: Why are men more attracted than women to pornography, group sex, and one-night stands? Why are women the "gatekeepers" of sex? Why do women have orgasms?
Peace and conflict studies by David P Barash( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Second Edition of Peace and Conflict Studies sets a new market standard with its accessible introduction and comprehensive exploration of important historical and recent world events - including new coverage of topics such as terrorism, truth and reconciliation processes, and the clash of civilizations. Authors David P. Barash and Charles P. Webel present an unbiased look at issues related to peace and conflict studies to assist students and professionals in forming personal and social opinions based on fact." "This text is invaluable for students and professors in peace and conflict studies, psychology, sociology, international relations, comparative politics, history, political philosophy, and religion and others, such as peace educators, researchers, and activists, who are Interested in gaining a solid foundation in this vital area of study."--Jacket
Approaches to peace : a reader in peace studies by David P Barash( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to Peace provides an interdisciplinary sampling of classic articles and short literary selections focusing on the diverse aspects of peace and conflict studies. Readings cover the causes of war and ways to prevent it, etc
Revolutionary biology : the new, gene-centered view of life by David P Barash( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a revolution underway in biology. It is based on a new perception of bodies and genes, in which the former are the end product of the latter within the continuum of evolution. Twenty-five years after Richard Dawkins helped revolutionize our thinking about "selfish genes," it is time to re-evaluate. Revolutionary Biology explains in simple, vivid terms what this exciting approach has to offer, and then applies its stunning insights to human beings. This novel perspective galvanizes our understanding of how evolution works, what living things are all about and, not least what it means to be human. The controversial disciplines of socio-biology and evolutionary psychology have generated startling insights into longstanding questions concerning the nature and purpose of families, altruism vs. selfishness, and free will vs. biological determinism. Written by one of its foremost figures, Revolutionary Biology is a manifesto and educated layman's guide to this ongoing revolution." "Barash draws not only on a wealth of biological evidence but on literature, philosophy, and the familiar details of everyday life to communicate the essentials of this increasingly influential approach to the study of the human species. Clearly and engagingly written, Revolutionary Biology will be fascinating reading for those seeking an entry into this new science."--Jacket
Madame Bovary's ovaries : a Darwinian look at literature by David P Barash( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on evolutionary biology to explain the influence of certain literary works on human life, arguing that the behavior of icons of literature reveals a universal human nature that has evolved over millions of years of natural selection
The hare and the tortoise : culture, biology, and human nature by David P Barash( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Dutch and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging, an exploration by David P Barash( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The L word : an unapologetic, thoroughly biased, long-overdue explication and celebration of liberalism by David P Barash( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines liberalism, and discusses its history, its concepts, and its cycles in American political life
Buddhist biology : ancient Eastern wisdom meets modern Western science by David P Barash( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Buddhist Biology' is a work of unique intellectual synthesis that sheds astonishing light on biology as well as on Buddhism, highlighting the remarkable ways these two perspectives come together, like powerful searchlights that offer complementary and stunning perspectives on the world and our place in it."--
Out of Eden : the surprising consequences of polygamy by David P Barash( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esteemed writer and evolutionary biologist David P. Barash tackles this uncomfortable finding: that humans are actually biologically and anthropologically inclined toward polygamy. Drawing on decades of research, Barash presents a remarkable array of scientific evidence from evolutionary biology and cross-cultural studies that guide the reader through the hidden impacts of polygamy on such crucial behavior as violence, parenting, sexual preferences, adultery and efforts at monogamy itself, along with mind-bending speculation about the possible role of our polygamous predisposition when it comes to human genius, homosexuality and even monotheism
The survival game : how game theory explains the biology of cooperation and competition by David P Barash( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Survival Game, David P. Barash synthesizes the newest ideas from the exciting world of game theory - an amalgam of logic, psychology, economics, and biology - to explore and explain why people make the decisions they do: the give-and-take of spouses in determining an evening's plans, the behavior of investors in a market bubble, the maneuvers of generals on a battlefield, all of which are remarkably similar to the mating and fighting strategies of "less rational" animals. Barash describes the classic Prisoner's Dilemma of game theory, in which a decision can carry a heavy price when there's no way to know if your partner will stick with you or look out for his own interests, and finds that an RNA virus behaves by the same rules. In the Hawk-Dove Game, he looks at how players change their strategies - to be either aggressive or yielding - when a third person enters the picture, and draws analogies to the territorial battles among speckled wood butterflies. And notorious strategies arising from the Game of Chicken, tit-for-tat, and follow the leader turn up in examples as disparate as World War II's submarine war and the mating antics of the yellow dung fly."--Jacket
Stop nuclear war! : a handbook by David P Barash( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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How women got their curves and other just-so stories : evolutionary enigmas
Payback : why we retaliate, redirect aggression, and take revengeThe mammal in the mirror : understanding our place in the natural worldNatural selections : selfish altruists, honest liars, and other realities of evolutionThe myth of monogamy : fidelity and infidelity in animals and peopleMaking sense of sex : how genes and gender influence our relationshipsPeace and conflict studiesApproaches to peace : a reader in peace studiesRevolutionary biology : the new, gene-centered view of life
Alternative Names
Barash, D. P. 1946-

Barash, David

Barash, David 1946-

Barash, David P.

Barash, David Philip

Barash, David Philip 1946-

David P. Barash American psychologist

David P. Barash Amerikaans psycholoog

David P. Barash US-amerikanischer Psychologe

바래시, 데이비드 1946-

바래시, 데이비드 P. 1946-

버래쉬, 데이비드 P. 1946-

バラシ, デイビッド

バラシュ, D. P.

バラシュ, ディヴィッド・P