Contents

1 Central Park 1

2 Darwin's Prodigy 33

3 The Runaway Brain 68

4 A Mind Fit for Mating 99

5 Ornamental Genius 138

6 Courtship in the Pleistocene 177

7 Bodies of Evidence 224

8 Arts of Seduction 258

9 Virtues of Good Breeding 292

10 Cyrano and Scheherazade 341

11 The Wit to Woo 392 Epilogue 426 Acknowledgments 434 Glossary 436

Notes 447

Bibliography 467

Index 491

THE MATING MIND

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