Subtitle: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships Author: Dario Maestripieri Publisher: Basic Books () ISBN-10: ISBN-13: Condition: Very Good Binding: Softcover Pages: 302 Dimensions: 21,5 x 13,5 x 2.5 cm +++ by Dario Maestripieri +++ Tracking us in lifts and in emails, at home and at work, leading primatologist Dario Maestripieri uncovers the rules that govern the social life of the human animal. Most of us don't realize that when we exchange emails with someone we are actually exhibiting certain unspoken rules about dominance and hierarchy. Interestingly, some of the major aspects of human nature have profound commonalities with our ape ancestors: the violence of war, the intensity of love, the need to live together. In Games Primates Play, Dario Maestripieri examines the curious unspoken customs that govern our behaviour. Though apparently motivated by free will, these patterns are so similar from person to person, and across species, that they reveal much more than our selected choices. To help readers to understand the rules that govern primate games and our social interactions, Maestripieri provides knowledge of the scientific principles that ethologists, psychologists, economists, and other behavioural scientists have discovered in their quest to unravel the complexities of behaviour. A passion for books and a passion for collecting fine editions was the recipe that created the successful group of bookshops in Johannesburg called Bookdealers. The group started thirty years ago with one store in the quirky suburb of Yeoville and has grown through the years to a total of five shops, plus our online sales. Bookdealers is well-known for its collectable and used books. We also have a large variety of remaindered books sourced from around the world. If you collect from one of our five branches there is no delivery charge. We also offer postal delivery (when available) and courier delivery, subject to a quote.