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The animal connection : a new perspective on what makes us human, Pat Shipman

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The animal connection : a new perspective on what makes us human
Title
The animal connection
Title remainder
a new perspective on what makes us human
Statement of responsibility
Pat Shipman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do humans all over the world take in and nurture other animals? This behavior might seem maladaptive--after all, every mouthful given to another species is one that you cannot eat--but in this heartening new study, acclaimed anthropologist Pat Shipman reveals that our propensity to domesticate and care for other animals is in fact among our species' greatest strengths. For the last 2.6 million years, Shipman explains, humans who coexisted with animals enjoyed definite adaptive and cultural advantages. To illustrate this point, Shipman gives us a tour of the milestones in human civilization--from agriculture to art and even language--and describes how we reached each stage through our unique relationship with other animals. The Animal Connection reaffirms our love of animals as something both innate and distinctly human, revealing that the process of domestication not only changed animals but had a resounding impact on us as well.--From publisher description
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385874
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Shipman, Pat
Dewey number
304.2/7
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.S453 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Human evolution
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Domestication
  • Prehistoric peoples
Target audience
adult
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a new perspective on what makes us human
Label
The animal connection : a new perspective on what makes us human, Pat Shipman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2010054062
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780393070545
Lccn
2010054062
Label
The animal connection : a new perspective on what makes us human, Pat Shipman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2010054062
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780393070545
Lccn
2010054062

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