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Book Review: Exploring Our Past, Present, and Future through the Neurosciences:

Book Review: Exploring Our Past, Present, and Future through the Neurosciences: Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2009. 7(1): 133-141 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review Exploring Our Past, Present, and Future through the Neurosciences A review of Daniel Lord Smail, On Deep History and the Brain. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2008, 271 pp., US$40.00, ISBN 978-0-520-25289-9 (hardcover). Daniel O. Larson, Department of Anthropology, and Environmental Science and Policy Program, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA. Email: larson@csulb.edu In an effort to explain what drives human behavior, scholars have generated a range of theoretical perspectives reflecting their ingenuity and endless curiosity in perhaps the greatest scientific quest of all. Despite the volumes of work and diligence of many researchers, a scientific understanding of why we behave as we do remains elusive. Polemics abound and speculation frequently reigns triumphant in the popularity contest of alternative views. Fortunately, an interest in both the neurosciences and evolutionary theory is beginning to push a slow but certain change in the way many scholars think about our past, present, and future. Daniel Lord Smail’s new book On Deep History and the Brain is an extraordinary scholarly accomplishment that may mark a paradigm shift in the study of history. Simply put, it is a foundation book for 21st http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Evolutionary Psychology SAGE

Book Review: Exploring Our Past, Present, and Future through the Neurosciences:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 7 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 2009

Book Review: Exploring Our Past, Present, and Future through the Neurosciences:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 7 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 2009

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2009. 7(1): 133-141 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review Exploring Our Past, Present, and Future through the Neurosciences A review of Daniel Lord Smail, On Deep History and the Brain. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2008, 271 pp., US$40.00, ISBN 978-0-520-25289-9 (hardcover). Daniel O. Larson, Department of Anthropology, and Environmental Science and Policy Program, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA. Email: larson@csulb.edu In an effort to explain what drives human behavior, scholars have generated a range of theoretical perspectives reflecting their ingenuity and endless curiosity in perhaps the greatest scientific quest of all. Despite the volumes of work and diligence of many researchers, a scientific understanding of why we behave as we do remains elusive. Polemics abound and speculation frequently reigns triumphant in the popularity contest of alternative views. Fortunately, an interest in both the neurosciences and evolutionary theory is beginning to push a slow but certain change in the way many scholars think about our past, present, and future. Daniel Lord Smail’s new book On Deep History and the Brain is an extraordinary scholarly accomplishment that may mark a paradigm shift in the study of history. Simply put, it is a foundation book for 21st

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2009. 7(1): 133-141 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review Exploring Our Past, Present, and Future through the Neurosciences A review of Daniel Lord Smail, On Deep History and the Brain. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2008, 271 pp., US$40.00, ISBN 978-0-520-25289-9 (hardcover). Daniel O. Larson, Department of Anthropology, and Environmental Science and Policy Program, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA. Email: larson@csulb.edu In an effort to explain what drives human behavior, scholars have generated a range of theoretical perspectives reflecting their ingenuity and endless curiosity in perhaps the greatest scientific quest of all. Despite the volumes of work and diligence of many researchers, a scientific understanding of why we behave as we do remains elusive. Polemics abound and speculation frequently reigns triumphant in the popularity contest of alternative views. Fortunately, an interest in both the neurosciences and evolutionary theory is beginning to push a slow but certain change in the way many scholars think about our past, present, and future. Daniel Lord Smail’s new book On Deep History and the Brain is an extraordinary scholarly accomplishment that may mark a paradigm shift in the study of history. Simply put, it is a foundation book for 21st

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Published: Jan 1, 2009

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