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The Lives of the Brain
by John S. Allen
Harvard University Press, 2009
eISBN: 978-0-674-05349-6 | Cloth: 978-0-674-03534-8 | Paper: 978-0-674-06405-8
Library of Congress Classification QP376.A4225 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 612.82

Though we have other distinguishing characteristics (walking on two legs, for instance, and relative hairlessness), the brain and the behavior it produces are what truly set us apart from the other apes and primates. And how this three-pound organ composed of water, fat, and protein turned a mammal species into the dominant animal on earth today is the story John S. Allen seeks to tell.

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