A High Point for Evolution

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Science  19 Feb 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5405, pp. 1121
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5405.1121

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Evolving Brains. John Morgan Allman. Scientific American Library, New York, 1999. 238 pp. $34.95. ISBN 0-7167-5076-7.

Allman integrates recent findings from molecular genetics, behavior, and paleontology into an interesting evolutionary narrative, based on large-brained animals' needs for dependable, high-quality food supplies.