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Significant Others: The Ape-Human Continuum and the Quest for Human Nature

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In Significant Others, the co-director of the world-famous Jane Goodall Research Center uses our recent knowledge of great ape behavior to examine (and puncture) many myths about humans-about infanticide, mating practices, the origins of human cognition, the human diet, language, and many other subjects. Evolutionary scientists know that the dividing line between humans and other animals has grown increasingly blurry-it's even become a cliché to note that we share 99 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet this knowledge, while superficially accepted, has not really been absorbed by many fields, especially the social sciences. At the same time, the knowledge that all humans are genetically and cognitively modern, no matter how "primitive" we may find them, has left the apes the only true "savages." Thus if we want to learn about human nature and how we came to be as we are, we have to look to the apes to tell us.This is a sweeping, fresh, controversial book on what the science of primates can tell us about our own natures.

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Explores the forces that drive the societies of great apes and other primates, the connection of great ape behavior to human behavior, and the fate of the apes. Stanford (anthropology, USC) argues that humans are very similar to apes in such areas as hunting for meat, infanticide, mating, and infidelity,
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In this sweeping examination what the science of primates can tell us about our own natures, the co-director of the Jane Goodall Research Center touches on infanticide, mating practices, the origins of human cognition, the human diet, language, and many other subjects.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465081714
Subtitle:
The Ape-human Continuum And The Quest For Human Nature
Author:
Stanford, Craig B.
Author:
Stanford, Craig B.
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Human behavior
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Evolution - Human
Subject:
Apes
Subject:
Genetic psychology
Subject:
Sociobiology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
106-575
Publication Date:
20010509
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.52x5.73x.87 in. .91 lbs.

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