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The Evolution of Culture in Animals (Princeton Science Library)

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Publisher Comments:

Animals do have culture, maintains this delightfully illustrated and provocative book, which cites a number of fascinating instances of animal communication and learning. John Bonner traces the origins of culture back to the early biological evolution of animals and provides examples of five categories of behavior leading to nonhuman culture: physical dexterity, relations with other species, auditory communication within a species, geographic locations, and inventions or innovations. Defining culture as the transmission of information by behavioral rather than genetical means, he demonstrates the continuum between the traits we find in animals and those we often consider uniquely human.

Book News Annotation:

**** A classic study of social behavior in animals. This is a reprint of the 1980 edition--which is endorsed by BCL3.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"The great virtue of the book is the re-creation of culture and culture-mimicking behaviors throughout the animal kingdom, an essential step in understanding the probable origins and unique qualities of human sociality. Professor Bonner's style is, as always, witty, and wholly lucid."--E. O. Wilson, Harvard University

Synopsis:

"The great virtue of the book is the re-creation of culture and culture-mimicking behaviors throughout the animal kingdom, an essential step in understanding the probable origins and unique qualities of human sociality. Professor Bonner's style is, as always, witty, and wholly lucid."--E. O. Wilson, Harvard University

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-198) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691023731
Author:
LaFarge, Margaret
Author:
LaFarge, Margaret
Author:
Bonner, J. T.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Animal behavior
Subject:
Social behavior in animals
Subject:
Sociobiology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton science library
Publication Date:
May 1983
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.46x5.44x.52 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "The great virtue of the book is the re-creation of culture and culture-mimicking behaviors throughout the animal kingdom, an essential step in understanding the probable origins and unique qualities of human sociality. Professor Bonner's style is, as always, witty, and wholly lucid."--E. O. Wilson, Harvard University
"Synopsis" by , "The great virtue of the book is the re-creation of culture and culture-mimicking behaviors throughout the animal kingdom, an essential step in understanding the probable origins and unique qualities of human sociality. Professor Bonner's style is, as always, witty, and wholly lucid."--E. O. Wilson, Harvard University
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