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Evolution of Communication Systems: A Comparative Approach (Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology) Hardcover – July 30, 2004
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"It has been said that as children we wrestle with the deepest mysteries of our time -- the mind-body problem, the existence of God -- but that adulthood's common emphasis on conformity purges this intellectual curiosity. In Tom Roeper's able hands we are treated to a journey back to this period of intense curiosity and mental growth -- one characterized by an exuberance of questions and comments, each reflecting intricate computations of the mind. But Roeper goes further and, with great courage and insight, attempts to show how the study of child language illuminates a much broader range of topics, from our capacity for free will to our often unconscious prejudices."--Marc D. Hauser, Harvard College Professor, author of *Moral Minds*
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"This is an exciting and timely book. It is exciting because it is written by many of the leaders in the field of animal communication and human language who not only share the latest findings, but also go out on a limb and speculate about future methodological and theoretical directions. It is timely because the fields of animal communication and human language have increasingly come into contact, sometimes with a friendly handshake and sometimes with a fierce hand axe. Here, in one nicely edited book, is the current state of the art, a reconciliation among foes and a coalition among friends."
--Marc D. Hauser, Harvard University, author of *Evolution of Communication* and *Wild Minds*
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