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Origins of Trade-offs in Maternal Care

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Science  21 Jan 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5452, pp. 433-434
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5452.433

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Mother Nature A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural Selection. Sarah Blaffer Hrdy. Pantheon, New York, 1999. 745 pp. $35, C$49.95. ISBN 0-679-44265-0.

Through her discussions of a wide range of ethnographic and historical summaries and anecdotes, Hrdy presents an evolutionary perspective on the diverse decisions women reach on when and how much to invest in children.