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The Resource Man the hunted : primates, predators, and human evolution, Donna Hart, Robert W. Sussman

Man the hunted : primates, predators, and human evolution, Donna Hart, Robert W. Sussman

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Man the hunted : primates, predators, and human evolution
Title
Man the hunted
Title remainder
primates, predators, and human evolution
Statement of responsibility
Donna Hart, Robert W. Sussman
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Man the Hunted argues that primates, including the earliest members of the human family, have evolved as the prey of any number of predators, including wild cats and dogs, hyenas, snakes, crocodiles, and even birds. The authors' own studies of predators on monkeys and apes are supplemented here with the observations of naturalists in the field, and with revealing interpretations of the fossil record. Eyewitness accounts of the "man the hunted" drama being played out even now give vivid evidence of its prehistoric significance." "This provocative view of human evolution suggests that the countless adaptations, from larger brains to speech, that have allowed our species to survive stem from a considerably more vulnerable position on the food chain than we might like to imagine. The myth of early humans as fearless hunters dominating the earth obscures our origins as just one of many species that had to be cautious, had to depend on other group members, had to communicate danger, and had to come to terms with being merely one cog in the complex cycle of life."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
An entirely new light is cast on the natural history of primates in a study that argues that primates have evolved not as hunters but as the prey of any number of predators
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
265570
Cataloging source
UKM
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Hart, Donna
Dewey number
599.8153
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sussman, Robert W.
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Predation (Biology)
  • Predatory animals
  • Primates
  • Primates
  • Human evolution
Target audience
specialized
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primates, predators, and human evolution
Label
Man the hunted : primates, predators, and human evolution, Donna Hart, Robert W. Sussman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Just another item on the menu -- Debunking "man the hunter" -- Who's eating whom? -- Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! -- Coursing hyenas and hungry dogs -- Missionary position -- Terror from the sky -- We weren't just waiting around to be eaten! -- Gentle savage or bloodthirsty brute? -- Man the hunted
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780813339368
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocm57751148
  • OCoLC
Label
Man the hunted : primates, predators, and human evolution, Donna Hart, Robert W. Sussman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Just another item on the menu -- Debunking "man the hunter" -- Who's eating whom? -- Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! -- Coursing hyenas and hungry dogs -- Missionary position -- Terror from the sky -- We weren't just waiting around to be eaten! -- Gentle savage or bloodthirsty brute? -- Man the hunted
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 312 pages
Isbn
9780813339368
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocm57751148
  • OCoLC

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