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Tree of Origin What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution 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 Ori

  • Title: Tree of Origin: What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution
  • Author: Frans de Waal Robin I.M. Dunbar William C. McGrew
  • ISBN: 9780674010048
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tree of Origin: What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution By Frans de Waal Robin I.M. Dunbar William C. McGrew, 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 ourHow 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.

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    1. 4.5 stars, really 5 stars for the concepts and analysis less half a star for a few chapters that can t seem to shake off the academic writing style This book is full of fascinating ideas on human evolution viewed through the lens of behavioral primatology how human language relates to the communication of primates and other animals, how culture is manifested in primate societies how the study of living primates and monkeys can inform the understanding of ancient hominids Each chapter was written [...]

    2. To say I didn t want to read this book is an understatement, but required by a professor While I do not agree with the theories put out in this book, I did learn the basis of arguments I m opposed to as a Christian It was a challenge for me but will keep it in my collection of books for future reference if ever needed for background work in this area of thought.

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