The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body download free [PDF and Ebook] by Steven Mithen

The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body download free [PDF and Ebook] by Steven Mithen year 2006
  • Book name: The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body
  • Author: Steven Mithen
  • Release date: 2006/3/7
  • Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9780753820513
  • Rating: 7.15 of 10
  • Votes: 196
  • Review by: Freda Cornish
  • Review rating: 8.62 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/14
  • Total pages: 384
  • Includes a PDF summary of 34 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A fascinating and incisive examination of our language instinct from award-winning science writer Steven Mithen.Along with the concepts of consciousness and intelligence, our capacity for language sits right at the core of what makes us human. But while the evolutionary origins of language have provoked speculation and impassioned debate, music has been neglected if not ignored. Like language it is a universal feature of human culture, one that is a permanent fixture in our daily lives.In THE SINGING NEANDERTHALS, Steven Mithen redresses the balance, drawing on a huge range of sources, from neurological case studies through child psychology and the communication systems of non-human primates to the latest paleoarchaeological evidence.The result is a fascinating and provocative work and a succinct riposte to those, like Steven Pinker, who have dismissed music as a functionless and unimportant evolutionary byproduct.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H35M11S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Psychology, Linguistics, Science: General Issues
  • Available formats: PDF, PPTX, WORD, RTF, DOC, TXT, EPUB, TXTz. Compressed in ZIP, TZO, RAR, CBC
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.18 USD
  • Dimensions: 136x216x24mm
  • Weight: 463g
  • Printed by: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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