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The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved from Our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans Paperback – February 6, 2006

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"All the makings of a future classic." -- Mel Levine, author of One Mind at a Time

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"The authors...are both specialists in child development, and write about this subject with authority and insight." --
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Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, whose books guide the care of children with developmental and emotional problems worldwide, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School and President of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders.

Stuart G. Shanker, D.Phil., is Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Psychology at York University, in Toronto. At the forefront of research into ape and child language, his acclaimed books include Apes, Language and the Human Mind (with Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Talbot Taylor) and Wittgenstein's Remarks on the Foundations of AI. Dr. Shanker's critiques of genetic determinist theories of human development have been the subject of television specials, including The Today Show, Discovery, and The Pamela Wallin Show.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Da Capo Press (February 6, 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 504 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0306814498
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0306814495
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.53 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9.1 x 6.08 x 1.24 inches
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