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Apes and human evolution

Author: Russell H Tuttle
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
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"In this masterwork, Russell H. Tuttle synthesizes a vast research literature in primate evolution and behavior to explain how apes and humans evolved in relation to one another, and why humans became a bipedal, tool-making, culture-inventing species distinct from other hominoids. Along the way, he refutes the influential theory that men are essentially killer apes--sophisticated but instinctively aggressive and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell H Tuttle
ISBN: 9780674073166 0674073169
OCLC Number: 840460764
Description: xiv, 1056 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Mongrel models and seductive scenarios of human evolution --
Terminology, morphology, genes, and lots of fossils : Apes in space ; Apes in time ; Taproot and branches of our family tree --
Positional and subsistence behaviors : Apes in motion ; Several ways to achieve erection ; Hungry and sleepy apes ; Hunting apes and mutualism --
Hands, tools, brains, and cognition : Handy apes ; Mental apes --
Sociality and communication : Social, antisocial, and sexual apes ; Communicative apes --
What makes us human? : Language, culture, ideology, spirituality, and morality.
Responsibility: Russell H. Tuttle.

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Synthesizes a vast literature in primate evolution and behavior to explain how apes and humans evolved in relation to one another and why humans became a bipedal, tool-making, culture-inventing  Read more...

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Like the late Stephen Jay Gould s magisterial Structure of Evolutionary Theory," Tuttle s tome is a grand synthesis of all the latest research and data about apes and their relation to us But lest Read more...

 
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