Tree of Origin: What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution (Paperback)
  • Tree of Origin: What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution (Paperback)
zoom

Tree of Origin: What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution (Paperback)

(editor), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (author of contributions)
£27.95
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 01/10/2002
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
How did we become the linguistic, cultured, and hugely successful apes that we are? Our closest relatives--the other mentally complex and 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" apes who 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.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674010048
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 147 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

Why Evolution is True
Added to basket
Origin Of The Species
Added to basket
1493
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Human Evolution
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
On Natural Selection
Added to basket
Creation
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Origin of Species
Added to basket
Our Inner Ape
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
On the Origin of Species
Added to basket
Life Ascending
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Greatest Show on Earth
Added to basket
The Blind Watchmaker
Added to basket
The Story of the Human Body
Added to basket
Almost Like A Whale
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.