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Rough and Tumble

Aggression, Hunting, and Human Evolution


Συγγραφέας: Pickering Travis
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520274006
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 224
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Rough and Tumble"

Travis Rayne Pickering argues that the advent of ambush hunting approximately two million years ago marked a milestone in human evolution, one that established the social dynamic that allowed our ancestors to expand their range and diet. He challenges the traditional link between aggression and human predation, however, claiming that while aggressive attack is a perfectly efficient way for our chimpanzee cousins to kill prey, it was a hopeless tactic for early human hunters, who - in comparison to their large, potentially dangerous prey - were small, weak, and slow-footed. Technology that evolved from wooden spears to stone-tipped spears and ultimately to the bow and arrow increased the distance between predator and prey and facilitated an emotional detachment that allowed hunters to stalk and kill large game. Based on studies of humans and of other primates, as well as on fossil and archaeological evidence, "Rough and Tumble" offers a new perspective on human evolution by decoupling ideas of aggression and predation to build a more realistic understanding of what it is to be human.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Pickering Travis
Κατηγορία: κατοικίδια ζώα
ISBN: 9780520274006
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 26/03/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 224
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 454 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 12 b-w photographs, 1 table

Περιεχόμενα

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. A Man among Apes 2. Prehistoric Bloodsport 3. Tamping the Simian Urge 4. Conceiving Our Past 5. Death from Above Coda Notes References Index

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