Sarah Blaffer Hrdy is an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California at Davis and a fellow of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The author of three previous books, including The Woman That Never Evolved, she lives in northern California.
"A truly monumental work, as elegant as it is insightful."
-ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS
Author of The Hidden Life of Dogs
"A BRILLIANT, LIBERATING BOOK ON A PROFOUNDLY IMPORTANT SUBJECT."
Author of Consilience
"THOROUGH, THOUGHTFUL, AND CLEARLY WRITTEN . . . A TROVE OF FACTUAL TREASURES . . . A cornucopia of data and ideas about the biology and behavior of mothers great and small."