How did we become the linguistic, cultured, and hugely successful apes that we are? Our closest relatives - the other mentally complex an socially skilled primates - offer tantalizing clues. In Tree of Origin, nine of the world's top primate experts read these clues and compose the most extensive picture to date of what the behavior of monkeys and apes can tell us about our own evolution as a species.It has been nearly fifteen years since a single volume addressed the issue of human evolution from a primate perspective, and in that time we have witnessed explosive growth in research on the subject. Tree of Origin gives us the latest news about bonobos, the "make love not war" apeswho behave so dramatically unlike chimpanzees.We learn about the tool traditions and social customs that set each ape community apart. We see how DNA analysis is revolutionizing our understanding of paternity, intergroup migration, and reproductive success. And we confront intriguing discoveries about primate hunting behavior,politics, cognition, diet, and the evolution of language and intelligence that challenge claims of human uniqueness in new and subtle ways.Tree of Origin provides the clearest glimpse yet of the apelike ancestor who left the forest and began the long journey toward modern humanity.
TAILLE DU FICHIER: 9,20 MB
DATE DE PUBLICATION: 2001-Jun-21
AUTEUR: Frans De Waal
NOM DE FICHIER: Tree of origin. What primate behavior can tell us about human social evolution.pdf
Tree of origin : what primate behavior can tell us about human social evolution / Frans B.M. de Waal, editor Waal, F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.), 1948- View online Borrow
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