Man the Hunted: Primates, Predators, and Human Evolution

Hart, Donna; Sussman, Robert W.

ISBN 10: 0813339367 / ISBN 13: 9780813339368
Edité par Westview (2005) New York, 2005
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Very good minus, light shelfwear. First Printing Hardcover Lightly edgeworn, lightly rubbed jacket. Author-signed (both authors) with inscription by Donna Hart. N° de réf. du libraire BOOKS036921

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Titre : Man the Hunted: Primates, Predators, and ...

Éditeur : Westview (2005) New York

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Although Man the Hunter” is a popular description of our ancestry, the central importance of hunting is firmly fixed only in the archeological record of relatively recent human history. Man the Hunted argues that primates, including the earliest members of the human family, have evolved not as hunters but as the prey of any number of predators, including wild cats and dogs, hyenas, snakes, crocodiles, and even birds of prey. Eyewitness accounts, data collected by the authors, and the published reports of naturalists establish the astonishing extent to which living monkeys, lemurs, apes, and even humans fall victim to a wide variety of predators, some of which even specialize in the consumption of primates. Additionally, the fossil record demonstrates that primates have been prey for millions of years, a fact that necessarily shaped the evolution of our earliest ancestors in body and behavior. Skillfully combining information from a number of lines of evidence, Man the Hunted casts an entirely new light on the natural history of primates and the evolution of fossil and modern humans.

About the Author:

Donna L. Hart has been a longtime professional in wildlife conservation and currently teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Robert W. Sussman, Washington University (St. Louis), is recent editor of American Anthropologist and has served in editorial capacities with numerous other journals in anthropology and primatology.

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